Cupid’s Bower, Hot Water Plant, Monkey-Faced Pansy, Magic Flower, Orchid Pansy

Achimenes longiflora has many common names including Cupid’s bow, nut-orchid, and magic flower.

It can grow up to 24 inches (61 cm) long, arising from small rhizomes. The hairy leaves have saw toothed edges and can be up to 3.5 in (89 mm) long and 1.5 in (38 mm) wide. The flowers are produced from June to October and are usually blue with a white throat. They can be quite large – up to 2 in (51 mm) long and 3 in (76 mm) across.
(From Wikipedia on 9.10.14)



Please id the flower and plant : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Here I attached the pictures of Flower i taken from Bhimtal (Nainital Distict, Utharakand) during 19th Autust 2014. Please id the flowers and plant.

This should be Aechimenes longiflora..

Please see this ..

thank you for your mail and identification


Achimenes longiflora : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Sharing some pictures of Achimenes longiflora shot at Lele, Lalitpur Nepal on 13 September 2014 at 5000 ft.



Shillong plant for ID – 5 : 4 posts by 3 authors.


Achimenes longiflora..





Achimenes longiflora DC. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 500 kb each.

Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date 3 October 2018
Habit : Cultivated
Herb ID Please : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Kindly help me for identification of attached herb. Plant has been collected from Chambal valley of Madhya Pradesh, Sept 2015.

Does it emit good fragrance?…..

Achimenes longiflora DC.

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