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Nelsonia canescens (blue pussyleaf)

Synonyms: Justicia bengalensis; Justicia canescens; Justicia hirsuta; Justicia lamiifolia; Justicia nummularifolia; Justicia origanoides; Justicia tomentosa; Justicia vestita; Nelsonia albicans; Nelsonia campestris; Nelsonia canescens var. smithii; Nelsonia canescens var. vestita; Nelsonia hirsuta; Nelsonia lamiifolia; Nelsonia nummulariifolia; Nelsonia origanoides; Nelsonia pohlii; Nelsonia rotundifolia; Nelsonia senegalensis; Nelsonia smithii; Nelsonia tomentosa; Nelsonia vestita; Nelsonia villosa; Rhaphidospora vestita; Rostellularia bonthainensis


Lifespan [1]  Annual
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carara National Park II 12983 Costa Rica  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  


Junonia atlites (Gray Pansy)[3]
Junonia hierta (Yellow pansy butterfly)[3]
Junonia lemonias (Lemon Pansy)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership





Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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