Shrubs, branchlets pubescent. Leaves 4-6 x 2-3 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base acute, tomentose below; petiole to 3 cm. Flowers subsessile in short axillary racemes; bracts spathulate; calyx lobes 4, to 1.5 x 0.7 cm, subequal, obovate; corolla 3 mm across, salviform, pink, tube to 7 cm; stamens 2. Capsule 4-seeded; seed hairy.       

Flowering and fruiting: December-March       
Deciduous forests
Peninsular India

Images by Anurag N. Sharma, Identified by Vijayasankar Raman & Mahadeswara Swamy (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

Acanthaceae fortnight ANMAR12/33 Please identify this shrub : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Family: Acanthaceae
Date: November 2014
Place: Nelliyampathy-Nemmara Ghat, Palakkad, Kerala

Habit: Shrub
Flowers were large, almost 6-8 cm across, the shrub too was tall. 

Barleria tomentosa, perhaps.

Thanks … Please see this for details of B. tomentosa.

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Thank you very much sir. Barleria tomentosa it is.


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