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Request for ID : 301210 : AK-3: Again taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
on the 17th of November, 2010.
Is it some Honeysuckle?


This can be Dianthera candicans


 

 

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Showy red flowers of this shrub probably relates to the snake jasmine. 
Date/Time-10 Jan 2011 
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Waynaad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Shrub,
Height/Length-approx – 3-4 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape – Approx. 10 cms,  Leaves opposite
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts – Red, size-5 cms, 
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- –NA–
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 

I hope this is a garden plant.
I think it would be Justicia candicans (Nees) L.D.Benson of Acanthaceae family commonly called as Pink Justicia. This is originally from Central and North America.


 

 

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BND 75 29/10/2014 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1) 
Please identify this ornamental plant with pink flowers. It is a small woody shrub with narrowly elliptical opposite leaves. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2013.


Is it a Jacobina?


Dianthera candicans.


 

 

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Attached are pictures of Dianthera candicans captured at Thane, Dattaji Salvi Udyan in March 2015.


 

 

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from Karnataka ID please : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Hassan (1000m), Karnataka, january 2019. In the garden of the hotel, but perhaps wild…

Dianthera candicans

Acanthaceae.  

 

 
 
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