Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham., Linnaea 6: 377 1831. (syn. Russelia juncea Zucc.);
Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos,
Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa,
Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador (I),
Bahamas (I), Cayman Isl. (I), Cuba (I), Hispaniola (I), Jamaica (I), Puerto Rico
(I), Virgin Isl. (I) (Guana (I), St. Croix (I), Tortola (I)), Lesser Antilles
(I) (Barbados (I), St. Lucia (I)), Isla Margarita (I), Costa Rica (I), Panama
(I), Belize (I), Taiwan (I), Java (I), Peru (I), Colombia (I), Nicaragua (I),
New Caledonia (I), Fiji (I), trop. Africa (I), Guinea (I), Ecuador (I),
Venezuela (I), Bolivia (I), American Samoa (I) (Manua Isl. (I)), Gilbert Isl.
(I) (Butaritari (I), Tarawa (I), Tabiteuea (I), Onotoa (I)), Marquesas Isl. (I),
Marshall Isl. (I) (Utirik (I), Kwajalein (I), Likiep (I), Ailinglapalap (I),
Ebon (I)), Micronesia (I) (Truk (I), Moen (I)), Niue (I), N-Line Isl. (I)
(Washington Isl. (I), Fanning Isl. (I)), Palau Isl. (I) (Koror (I)), S-Line Isl.
(I) (Caroline Atoll (I)), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I), Raiatea (I), Bora Bora
(I)), Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Tonga (I), Tuamotu Arch. (I) (Makatea
Isl. (I), Rangiroa Atoll (I), Takapoto Atoll (I)), Cook Isl. (I) (Rarotonga
(I)), Austral Isl. (I) (Tubuai (I)), Bonin Isl. (I) (Chichijima (I)), La Runion
(I), Andamans (I), Nicobars (I), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Bangladesh (I), Vietnam
(I), Philippines (c), Pakistan (I), USA (I) (Florida (I)), Benin (I), Mozambique
(I), Cameroon (I), Sao Tome (I), Principe Isl. (I), Madagascar (I), Trinidad
& Tobago (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
firecracker plant, coral plant, coralblow, fountain plant • Hindi: रसीली Rasili; 



amitornamentaluid118062011: Sending photo of an ornamental planted at Pantnagar. Details as the photo enclosed. kindly help in identification.

Russelia equisetiformis ofcourse
Scrophulariaceae family
also known as the coral plant 

This is also known as fire crackers 



Russelia equisetiformis from Herbal garden samalkha Panipat: Russelia equisetiformis
Family: Scrophulariaceae 

Most common ornamental plant in Mysore and southern cities. One should always provide bright sunlight for this straggling shrub. Otherwise the flowering is reduced. 

I always thought that it is Russelia juncea. May be I was wrong, or the name has been changed? 

No …, your identification is right, only that it is now considered as synonym of R. equisetiformis.



Sharing the images of Russelia equisetiformis from Coimbatore: Commonly used ornamental plant in house/office etc.,

nice colors, but I have the same problem, these small cylinders are so difficult to get in sharp focus… I have tried many times… but seems you have the same problem.. I think next time instead of hand held I’ll try on tripod and see what can be done, and with or without flash…
may be there is a little shake in the camera or the plant/subject which being cylindrical does not provide the camera to fix its sensors on!!!

Taking picture of red subjects is always tricky…. there should be a scientific reason for it may be because of highest wavelength.

Russelia equisetiformis.
Common Names: firecracker plant, coral plant, coralblow, fountain plant.
Family: Scrophulariaceae.
Needs full sunlight for good flowering.

efloraindia: 211111 BRS189:  Sharing the images of Russellia juncea from Coimbatore.

Ornamental plant from a house garden.

Russellia juncea
Family : Plantaginaceae

we called it Firecracker plant.. as children… many gardens had them… my mom grew them too… now its rather rare in Kolkata…



Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Russelia equisetifolia from Delhi -GS-33 : Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author.

Russelia equisetifolia photographed from Herbal Garden, Delhi



Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham. is a common ornamental shrub in Pantnagar.
Now it is in the family Plantaginaceae.

Widely planted as ornamental.. thanks … for sharing..



This ornamental shrub was shot from Tikkar Taal Area in Morni Hills, a common ornamental elsewhere..
I hope this should be Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham.   
I hope the id is right..

Very good photographs …


Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Russelia equisetiformis in gardens :: DV08 : 2 images. 1 post by 1 author. Scrophulariaceae Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham. also placed in: Plantaginaceae Veronicaceae 

in gardens on different dates


Scrophulariaceae Fortnight : 12082013 ARK-09 : Russelia equisetiformis from Mumbai – Sep 2012 – Feb 2013 :Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authorsAttached are pictures of Russelia equisetiformis captured in different cultivated gardens in Mumbai in Sep 2012 – Feb 2013.

Thanks for showing flowers of different colour


Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Peace Pagoda, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 11 August 2017
Altitude : 3700 ft.



SK1716 11 Jan 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.

Location : Sentosa , Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012
Altitude  131 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham. 




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