Acanthus ebracteatus

Scientific Name: Acanthus ebracteatus
Synonym: Dilivaria ebracteata
Common Name: Sea Holly, Holly Leaved Mangrove
Chinese Name / 中文名: 小花老鼠簕 (Xiǎohuā lǎoshǔ lè)
Other Local Name: Jeruju Hitam (Malaysia)
Family Name: Acanthaceae
Origin: Australia, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia
Images Location: Penang, Malaysia
Growth Habit: Shrub
Characteristic: A mangrove shrub with shinny dark green leaves that have sharp spines at the end of each lobe. The leaves resembles Holly leaves.
Care Requirements: Prefers partial to full sun and lots of watering.
Uses: Traditional medicine uses. The leaves are used for anti-inflammatory like rheumatism. Roots used to treat snake bite.