Galapagos Species Checklist

Justicia galapagana Lindau

justicia, mosca morada, Galapagos justicia

Pollen grain of Justicia galapagana Lindau (scanning electron micrograph). Photo: Patricia Jaramillo Díaz & M. Mar Trigo, CDF, 2011.
Pollen grain of Justicia galapagana Lindau (scanning electron micrograph). Photo: Patricia Jaramillo Díaz & M. Mar Trigo, CDF, 2011.

A small shrub with beautiful flowers that look like bee orchids. The flowers vary from deep purple to light lilac in colour.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Plantae

Phylum
Magnoliophyta

Class
Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)

Order
Scrophulariales

Family
Acanthaceae

Genus
Justicia

Species
galapagana

Taxon category: Accepted

Status

Near threatened

References

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