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Graptophyllum pictum

Graptophyllum pictum
G. pictum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Graptophyllum
Species: G. pictum
Binomial name
Graptophyllum pictum
(L.) Griff.
Synonyms

Justicia picta L.

Graptophyllum pictum, is a shrub endemic to India. It is a well known garden shrub. There are two varieties, variegated colored is known as 'white adulsa', used with coconut water to reduce swelling, the other dark-leaved variety is known as 'black adulsa'. The first is combined with coconut milk to reduce swellings.

Leaf Morphology

Shape: Aristate, Margin: Undulate, Venation: Reticulate (Variegated)

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