Crossandra undulaefolia Salisb.

Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Crossandra


From Bot. Reg. Our shrub, we are told, has not exceeded the height of two feet in any european collection. The bark on the stem is greyish, on the branches, which are all axillary, green. The spikes terminal, numerous, imbricate, and quadrangular as in so many species of this natural order. The corollas about an inch and half long, of an opaque salmon-colour, more or less deep, sometimes approaching to vermillion.


Published in Parad. Lond. 12 in 1805.

Synonym of Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 69 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. It has been the fate of this plant to be removed from its original situation in Justicia to be the stock of a separate genus by two botanists, so nearly at the same time, that neither seems to have been apprized of the intention of the other. Hence its late appearance under two new names.

Native of the East Indies. Introduced by Dr. William Roxburgh, about the year 1800...

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Harrachia speciosa Jacq. - synonym

Ruellia infundibuliformis (L.) Andrews - synonym

Justicia infundibuliformis L. - synonym

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