efloraofindia:”For Id 08092011MR1’’ ?Zinia Pune: Request for identification is this called Zinia?
Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Plant
Height/Length- about 1.5 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- dark purple
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-Not seen

This should be any Strobilanthes species from Acanthaceae.

Thank you … but could not find a similar flower in Strobilanthes species on the net

… could be a garden cultivar of Ruellia species.

yes its Ruellia sp… flower not clear

I too think that this would be a species of Ruellia of Acanthaceae family.

I searched for Ruellia sp on the net but the shape of the petals and leaves do not match

Please share the side view of the flower, if you have one.

I went to get another picture but it seems someone has plucked the flower. There was no other flower on the plant neither a bud.

… please consider checking for Ruellia tuberosa … though may not be.

I checked it out so far I suppose the closest match though not the colour of the flower.

… let us wait for any more photos from your end at any later date PLUS comment(s) for this post.
The deeper colour could be attributed to this plant being a garden cultivar … however, not stressing on the ID.

The flower and leaves are typical ruellia type.

Ruellia species indeed.

There was another flower the plant and attaching pictures … also also the side view. This flower was light purple as opposed to the last one from the same plant which was dark blue. Is this Ruellia brittoniana

yet winter has not started. how come everyone is sending purple blue shades . how come?

It may be a cultivar of Ruellia brittoniana.

It is not at all not zinnia.
No characters like compositae.
Quite likely Ruellia.

One of the Ruellia species. (Could be R.brittoniana)


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