Justicia beddomei (Clarke) Bennet
Synonym                    : Adhatoda beddomei Clarke.
Family                        : Acanthaceae
Local Names              : Cheriya-adalodakam, Chittadalotakam

Flowering and fruiting period: September – January
Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
Habitat: Cultivated
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: Yes
Uses: Ayurvedic.
Key Characters: Diffusely branched more or less decumbent subshrubs; stem cylindrical, with swollen nodes. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, entire at margins. Flowers in terminal spikes. Calyx 5-partite; segments linear-lanceolate. Corolla pubescent outside, dull white, 2-lipped; upper lip erect emarginated; lower lip deflexed, 3-lobed. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style pubescent. Capsule broadly clavate; seeds 4.