Whitfieldia elongata (P.Beauv.) De Wild. & T.Durand, Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique Compt. Rend. 38: 110 1899. (Syn: Ruellia elongata P.Beauv.; Ruellia longiflora Nees [Invalid]; Whitfieldia longiflora S.Moore; Whitfieldia longifolia T.Anderson; Whitfieldia longifolia var. perglabra (C.B. Clarke) Hutch. & Dalziel; Whitfieldia perglabra C.B. Clarke; Whitfieldia subviridis C.B. Clarke; Whitfieldia tanganyikensis C.B. Clarke);
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Benin to SW. Ethiopia and N. Zambia: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre as per POWO;
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Attached are pictures of Whitfieldia elongata captured at Thane, Dattaji Salvi Udyan in March 2015.
Requested to validate the ID.

Thanks for sharing the White Candles, a native of Africa.



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Whitfieldia elongata :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 01 MAY 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Whitfieldia elongata  (P.Beauv.) De Wild. & T.Durand

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Please help ID this plant: 4 high res. images.
The photos were taken long ago. Don’t remember where it was taken.


Whitfieldia elongata (P.Beauv.) De Wild. & T.Durand. Exotic !


Looks like there is very little documentation online about this plant. It’s amazing how you ID even the most difficult ones:)


https://efloraofindia.com/species/a—l/a/acanthaceae/whitfieldia/whitfieldia-elongata


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