Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Hypoestes
Family: Acanthaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
aristata var. aristata
NOTES

A small, erect, hairy shrub with ovate, opposite leaves with slightly wavy edges. Each pair of leaves arises at right angles to the next on the square stem The bracts are aristate.


AUTHORITY
(Vahl) Soland. ex Roem. & Schult.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Mauve flowers are borne in axillary clusters and appear verticellate. The calyx is divided into 4
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Ribbon bush
Seeroogblommetjie
Lintbos
Habitat
NOTES: Generally found growing at the edge of the bush on the river banks
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Grows on the river bank
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
Eye, ear and nose treatments
Unspecified use
Animal treatments
Unspecified use
Food
Used as spinach in some areas
Months
January
February
March
April
May
Synonyms for Species
Justicia aristata
Hypoestes antennifera
Hypoestes verticillaris



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