South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga, KwaZulu-Natal, E-Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Principe Isl., Sao Tome, Annobon Isl., Chad, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Somalia, Angola, La Runion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Socotra, Comores (Anjouan, Grande Comore, Mayotte), Saudi Arabia (Asir), Oman (Dhofar), Yemen (W-Yemen), peninsular Malaysia (throughout (I)), Singapore (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common Asystasia, Chinese violet, Coromandel Primrose;

Request for ID – 13011SC2: Posting a photo for Id of flower from my garden.
Date / Time – 11th Jan. 2011 / 10.00 am.
Location – Place /Altitude / GPS – Mumbai
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Garden
Plant Habit – Tree/Shrub / Climber /Herb – Herb


Plant for ID : Ornamental 24/11/2011 SMP1: An ornamental from private bungalow.

Growing as a potted plant 1-2 feet.


Yes Sir Ji plant looks quite like Pseuderanthemum. But I have never seen this variety and colour combination

Looks like Asystasia intrusa to me. Family: Acanthaceae (Ruellia family)

yes this is Asystasia intrusa watch this


Goa photo for identification – 10: For identification pl.

Looks like some Asystasia … please wait for comments.
In the meanwhile, please let know whether this plant found growing wild OR a garden plant ?

To me it look like cultivated Barleria sp.

I thought it is Duranta repens cultivar

This seems to be Asystasia intrusaCommon Asystasia


Garden Flower for ID – 140813 – RK : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Pics taken in Bangalore – 11/08/13 at around 11am.

Request ID

SL 222 131213 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.

Please ID this ornamental plant with purple flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.

Asystasia intrusa perhaps?

Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha (Nees) Ensermu

syn: Asystasia capensis Nees, A.intrusa

Asystasia intrusa

Attached is a picture of Asystasia intrusa captured cultivated in a nursery in Mumbai in September 2012.



Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Ruellia Sp ?? for ID-NSJ-MAR-29 : 17 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Ruellia sp for ID. The photo was taken at Mahabalipuram (Oct-2009)

Ruellia species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)

Please check for Asystasia, one such has been identified as –

A cultivated, garden plant


Acanthaceae Fortnight: Asystasia of Indonesia : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

We would like to know the following Asystasia.

seems to be based on the flower spike etc.

but the colors esp. the dark streak is not something I have seen in the lower ganges delta

The plant uploaded seems to be Asystasia intrusa


SMPAPR02 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Asystasia intrusa

Pune home garden


some one had submitted it here a week or two ago i think

nice pictures

Beautiful flowers of Arystasia intrusa hybrid varity


Plant for ID – Thrissur, Kerala – 16th Jan
4 images.

This plant was photographed in a garden in Thrissur, Kerala in Dec 2020.

Plant was about 2 feet tall with many flowers.

Asystasia ?

Appears as Pseuderanthemum

Asystasia chelonoides Nees ??

Does Pseuderanthemum have such a big bulge at the end of the corolla tube?

Looks like it’s more likely to be Asystasia.

Asystasia species

It is Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha as per images and details herein. 



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