The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Botany picture #10: Justicia comata
To show the diversity of the genus, another Justicia, in this case J. comata, Bolivia, 2007. This one is more of a weed, very frequently found in lowland South America in disturbed moist places. The flowers are tiny but the typical fishbone pattern on the lower lip is clearly visible.