- Common Name: Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia
- Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Venezuela
- Description: Showy tropical shrub to 3m high, with appressed reddish hairs; stout stems with broad ovate leaves 12-30cm long, dark green with pink midrib; inflorescence with conspicuous crimson bracts and two lipped white flowers. Tropical climate.
Note: erroneously cultivated under the name Adhatoda cydoniifoila Nees. which is a synonym of Justicia cydoniifolia.
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- Accession # 198500137
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 1320 - NEO:Guyana Highlands C
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 01-14-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid I
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Acanthaceae
- SubFamily: Acanthoideae
- Tribe: Justicieae
Exotica by A.B.Graf
data regenerated on Wed, 22 May 2013 14:15:43 -0400