Ruellia elegans Poir., Encycl., Suppl. 4: 727 727 1816. (Syn: Arrhostoxylum formosa (Bonpl.) Nees; Ruellia formosa Bonpl.);

by P. Chitralekha (Identified by Surajit Koley), Devendra Bhardwaj & Aarti S. Khale (Inserted by J.M.Garg)



Common name: Red ruellia, Brazilian petunia 

plants from my Garden

B.Name- Ruellia elegans

Place- Smiriti van, Jaipur

Photo Taken-18/11/2007 


ID request – 311214PC3 : 12 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (3).

Kindly identify this ornamental herb growing in Delhi. Flowers in December

It may be Barleria species. In Hindi it is known as Gulabans.

Can this be Barleria repens?

efi page on Barleria repens   

The Plant Uploaded may be Baleria repens

For me it looks like Ruellia species. It has got more resemblance to R. rosea

Possibly a Ruellia, cf. R. elegans cultivar

… are on the correct trail.. barleria flower’s inflorescence is different from the ruella’s ..
flower face is different
leaves are different shape etc
growth habit is different
this is wild petunia
whatever the species.. … idea comes the closest… May be … will help? 

Thank you everyone. Is it a species of Barleria or Ruellia? Could it be Ruellia elegans?

Thank you … I, too, think it could be a cultivar of Ruellia elegans



Seen at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya.



Ruellia elegans Poir. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 300 kb each. 
Location: Hong Kong Park  
Date: 15 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

yes but the open flower is past its prime. love the thin hair on the everything on first picture. good steady hands for this macro shot.  



Seen at the garden.

To me also appear close to images at 


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