Iochroma cyaneum (Lindl.) G.H.M. Lawr. & J.M. Tucker, Baileya 3: 66 66 1955. (Syn: Habrothamnus cyaneus Lindl.; Iochroma lanceolatum Miers; Iochroma weberbaueri Dammer; Meyenia cyanea (Lindl.) Heynh.);
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Ecuador to Peru; Introduced into: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania as per POWO;
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Mexico (I), Peru (I), Ecuador, Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I), Bolivia (c), Sri Lanka (I), Kenya (I) as per CoL;
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Shrub for identification 220412MK03: No images seen now.

I saw this shrub planted as ornamental in a street of Ooty, Nilgiris, TN.
Could this be Scrophulariaceae?
Date: 19 Sep 2011
Altitude: 2000 M ASL
Height of Shrub: 3 metres
Leaf: c. 15cm long
Flower: c. 5 x 0.8 cm

For me the plant looks like Violet Churcu. Iochroma cyaneum.
There are many varieties. You may need to check the variety


Could this be Iochroma coccinea Scheid. of Solanaceae.
for picture reference: http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/violet_churcu.htm


Yes it is Iochroma cyaneum


 


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