Anisostachya tenella (Nees) Lindau
Justicia crenulata (Nees) Palacky
Rostellaria parviflora Benth.
Rostellaria tenella Nees
Rostellularia crenulata Nees
Rostellularia tenella Nees
Rungia baumannii Lindau
Justicia tenella is a herbaceous, short-lived perennial plant with spindly stems up to 40cm long that are usually decumbent. The plant often forms roots at its lower nodes[
A major leaf crop in northwest Benin, where the plant is commonly harvested from the wild and sold in local markets, especially in the rainy season. The plant is currently (2009) undergoing trials as a cultivated crop[
Tropical Africa - widespread, but exact range unknown.
Usually found along river banks in open situations and in forests, it is also found in fallows or as a weed in farms and home gardens[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Leaves - cooked[
]. Generally prepared as a sauce to accompany a main staple[
Cuttings. Stems often form roots at their lower nodes and these can be used to form new plants.
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