Britton’s wild petunia, Desert Petunia, Florida Bluebells, Mexican Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells, Langdhrei angangba (Manipuri);
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Small shrub with long linear leaves, not more than 2 cm broad, entire or undulate; flowers on elongate axillary peduncles; corolla up to 4 cm long, lavander, tube expanded above, often darker in the throat; lobes rounded, spreading.
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The genus was named in honor of Jean Ruelle, herbalist and physician to Francis I of France and translator of several works of Pedanius Dioscorides.
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As hedge in Gardens.
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Acanthaceae Week: Ruellia simplex from Delhi: Ruellia simplex C.Wright, Anales Acad. Ci. Méd. Habana 6: 321 1869. syn: Ruellia brittoniana Leonard (illegitimate); Ruellia coerulea Morong; Ruellia spectabilis (Hook.) G. Nicholson
Small shrub with long linear leaves, not more than 2 cm broad, entire or undulate; flowers on elongate axillary peduncles; corolla up to 4 cm long, lavander, tube expanded above, often darker in the throat; lobes rounded, spreading.

Often grown on Ridge in Delhi and as hedge in Gardens. Photographed from Ridge in Delhi.
Common names: Mexican blue-bells, Spanish-ladies


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amituid 1 1762011: Sending plant from Pantnagar found growing water streams details as in photo. Kindly help in identification

Desert Petunia?


to me it looks like Ruellia brittoniana 


Ruellia  sps.


Ruellia (Acanthaceae family)
Is commonly known as the ‘wild petunia’, however are no-where related to the Petunia sps.
could be R. brittoniana as well.
I think .. has ID’d the plant on ‘Flowers of India’ as well.
This particular species is also commonly known as the ‘desert petunia’ as per .. information
Additional information : The genus was named in honor of Jean Ruelle, herbalist and physician to Francis I of France and translator of several works of Pedanius Dioscorides.



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Flora of Panipat: Ruellia brittoniana Arya PG College Campus Panipat: Ruellia brittoniana
A Garden Herb/small Shrub from Arya PG College Campus Panipat

These plants are grown as ornamental.  I had these plants in my Garden in Chennai.  Any medicinal use?


We have this on Old Delhi Ridge also


Please note that Ruellia brittoniana is now a synonym of Ruellia simplex C.Wright of Acanthaceae family.


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Another dwarf variety from Arya PG College Campus Panipat



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Again an ornamental, Ruellia brittoniana, hope the id is right..


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For ID from Panipat-2011: This Acanthaceae herb was captured from a nursery in Panipat. I hope to get the identification…


I hope Ruellia brittonica


I could not find any google match for Ruellia brittonica. Instead it shows Ruellia brittoniana (Syn. of Ruellia simplex) as per efi site link.


For me it looks like Ruellia brittoniana as suggested by … link : http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=ruellia_brittoniana. The species has many shades of flowers (varieties).”


..I take this as Ruellia brittoniana…



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A garden plant.

 


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Seen in Gangajal Nursery, Nasik.



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Flower for ID -ID03052015SH1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Flower from a nursery for Id pl.


May be Ruelia brittoniana


if the flower is really that light pink or white

its a variant

many exist



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ID request 050515SG : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Requesting ID of following ornamental. Photo taken on 11July14 near Pandharpur, Maharashtra.


Ruellia simplex.


This should be dwarf ornamental variety of  Ruellia simplex C.Wright



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Your help in Id. please. Flower matches with flowers of India

but i am not sure about the inforescence and leaves. This was on dry soil and found it flowering on and off, a solitary flower on a woody stem.
date/time:dec.16
location:Aambyvalley rd.,lonavala,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:shrub
height:not more than 1ft.
leaves: digitate with a solitary flower at the center.

… not any Ipomoea; seems to be some Ruellia, and could be an escape.


I agree with … Pl. check comparative images at Ruellia


thanks …, but i don’t get by your meaning “escape”


…, the posted plant looks like an ornamental plant. You have described its habitat as “wild”. I think the garden plant must have “escaped” and has grown in nearby place, making it seem like growing wild.


Means a planted species escaping into wild.


may be so. I have narrowed my Id to Ruellia simplex Dwarf Pink found on the net. Please validate if possible. Also thanks …


Thanks, … I think it matches with images at Ruellia simplex (Cultivated)


 


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efloraofindia:”For Id 16062012MR1’’ shrub with purple flowers at Pune:   Would appreciate your help to Id this shrub 2 feet in ht with purple flowers at a private society at Pune. I do not know if it was wild. It was a group of such shrubs all flowering. I am not sure if it is the fruit seen in IMG_2910_1 and IMG_2910_2.


Yes Ruellia brittoniana


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Please ID these: (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above.
Can you please help me identifying these flowers?
All of them are blossoming in terrace of Kolkata , January 2013, except the second one ( during april 2012 )which I am searching to plant again.

1) Ruellia simplex

2) Passiflora
3) Melastoma malabathricum

 


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Ruellia for ID : Oman : 220113 : AK-1: An ornamental, cultivated Ruellia seen here on 28/12/2012 with Purple flowers. Garden plant. Id please.


Looks like Ruellia brittoniana


Thanks for the id.



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Ornamental plant of Id: Please id this flower growing in a house garden, my guess is it is Ruellia. Which species it is?


Ruellia tweediana     




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SL 243 191213 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Please ID this small ornamental herbaceous plant with purple flower. Solanaceae? Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.


Ruellia brittoniana

Family: Acanthaceae


Supporting …



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BND 7 31/10/14 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Please ID this small herbaceous ornamental plant with pink flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2013.

Ruellia brittoniana, I think.


Thank you for the ID of BND 1 and 7. According to the check list of plants of Sri Lanka both have been recorded and descriptions closely match with the IDs.



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Ruellia simplex C.Wright, Anales Acad. Ci. Méd. Habana 6: 321 1869.
syn: Ruellia brittoniana Leonard (illegitimate); Ruellia coerulea Morong; Ruellia spectabilis (Hook.) G. Nicholson
Small shrub with long linear leaves, not more than 2 cm broad, entire or undulate; flowers on elongate axillary peduncles; corolla up to 4 cm long, lavander, tube expanded above, often darker in the throat; lobes rounded, spreading. Often grown on Ridge in Delhi and as hedge in Gardens.
Photographed from Ridge in Delhi.

Common names: Mexican blue-bells, Spanishladies



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Ruellia simplex C.Wright
at Thane on November 23, 2008

at Malpe on May 12, 2007


One species commonly grown in Delhi also.


very nice

often shown at chelsea garden /flower show in england every year

many gardeners have planted these in monsoon in west bengal

we also have the weedy ruellia

tonnes of them in monsoon


Attached are pictures of Ruellia brittoniana captured in a cultivated garden in Mumbai in September 2012. There were 2 different varieties, a pink and a purple…



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Please ID: Please identify the attached garden plant.


I hope Ruellia Brittonica


… me too think this to be Ruellia brittoniana, native of Mexico.



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Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 5, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Ruellia tuberosa  L.

The images appear to be of Ruellia simplex. Kindly check.

Thanks, …, I agree with you.


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Ruellia simplex C.Wright : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 500 kb each.
Location:  Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date 2 May 2018

Habit : Cultivated



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RUELLIA TUBEROSA : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Attaching a collage of Ruellia tuberosa.

I think more closer to images at Ruellia simplex C.Wright rather than those at Ruellia tuberosa L. as per comparative images at Ruellia


Definitely Ruellia brittoniana, syn. Ruellia simplex.



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Ruellia sp. from Kamarkundu – Hooghly : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Photographed today (10.3.20) outside the boundary wall of a residence. An ornamental herb, being on roadside covered with dust. Flowers are similar to R. tuberosa, but leaves are different.
Could it be Ruellia simplex C.Wright of eFI (or R. brittoniana of Flora of Pakistan)?

Yes, … Ruellia simplex


 


Id for this small plant flowering today in the garden : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Ruellia simplex  as per images and details herein.

Thank you. There are three colours of the same. Mexican petunia, Mexican bluebell.



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Identification of plants SB2 : 2 posts by 1 author.

I have uploaded image files of some plants. Can anyone please help me identify those?


May I request you post the plant with its correct orientation ?


Ruellia tuberosa


I think Ruellia simplex as per images and details herein.

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19/05/2021 : Hooghly : Acanthaceae : Ruellia: 4 images.
This is Ruellia simplex as in – https://efloraofindia.com/2011/03/27/ruellia-brittoniana/

photographed on 23/04/2021, non-wild herb



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