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Justicia gendarussa

English Common Name: Gandarusa

Chinese Name / 中文名: 小驳骨 (Xiǎo bó gǔ), 接骨草 (Jiēgǔ cǎo)

Other Local Name: Gandarusa, Daun Rusa (Malay)

Family Name: Acanthaceae

Scientific Name: Justicia gendarussa

Synonym: Not known

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Lamiales‎ > ‎Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family) > ‎Justicia

Origin: China but grows wild in India and Southeast Asia

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: A small shrub with small whitish flowers. Stems are not black.

Care Requirements: Prefers partial-shade and moderate watering.

Propagation Methods: Stem cutting

Uses: Traditional medicine for bones related ailment.

Remarks: Possibly the same species as Gendarussa vulgaris although the stem color is different.

Images Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Justicia gendarussa, Gandarusa leaves up close Justicia gendarussa, Gandarusa leaves Justicia gendarussa, Gandarusa bush