Dicliptera raui Karthik. & Moorthy  (syn: Justicia riviniifolia Vis.; Justicia speciosa Roxb.; Justicia tinctoria Hort. Calc. ex Nees; Peristrophe speciosa (Roxb.) Nees; Strepsiphus speciosus Raf.);
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India (Subtropical Himalayas, Darjeeling, Upper Gangetic Plains), Nepal, Bhutan as per Catalogue of life;
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Common name: Showy Foldwing
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Peristrophe speciosa/ABDEC47 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

I saw a large number of these Foldwings growing out of a hillside in the lower town. It’s larger and brighter than our Chinese Foldwing (Dicliptera chinensis) found on the higher slopes. Showy Foldwing is an apt name for this bright and beautiful flower. Please correct me if I identified it wrong. Panicled Foldwing (Dicliptera paniculata) is a similar looking flower (and I may be confusing the present one with this).

Showy Foldwing (Peristrophe speciosa)–Please confirm.
Dharamshala, HP
1500m

21 December 2014


I agree with the id.


lovely flowers


 

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