Ruspolia hypocrateriformis (Vahl) Milne-Redh., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1936: 270 1936. (syn: Eranthemum affine Spreng.; Eranthemum hypocrateriforme (Vahl) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult.; Justicia hypocrateriformis Vahl; Pseuderanthemum affine K. Schum.; Ruspolia pseuderanthemoides Lindau; Siphoneranthemum hypocrateriforme (Vahl) Kuntze);
Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria,
Cameroon, Central African Republic, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Djibouti,
Somalia, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Trinidad & Tobago (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Acanthaceae Fortnight ::Pseuderanthemum sp?? :: Mumbai :: PKA-MAR57/57: : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Seen this climbing Shrub in Mumbai.
Date/Time: 27-10-2013 / 11:30AM
Kindly help me with the ID…
Pseuderanthemum species in efi so far.
I had seen similar flowers in Blue color in Sri Lanka.
The closest I could find was Pseuderanthemum hildebrandtii.
This is just a suggested id.
One such flower is there –
Please add Ruspolia in your search, species like http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154060 also look similar. But, as you say a climbing shrub, I do not know if Pseuderanthemum can be climber. On the other hand Ruspolia (syn. Pseuderanthemum, Eranthemum) can be climber or liana.
First, I missed the word “climbing” in my 1st reply mail.
2nd, Pseuderanthemum hilderbrandtii Lindau (syn. Eranthemum hilderbrandtii C.B. Clarke) is a shrub of 3 to 6 ft.
3rd, Ruspolia seticalyx (C.B. Clarke) Milne-Redh. is also a shrub or sub-shrub
One Ruspolia hypocrateriformis (Vahl) Milne-Redh. which or var. australis of which is a straggling shrub as per commercial web sites.
This appears to be Ruspolia hypocrateriformis as suggested by …, as per