Ruellia beddomei C. B. Cl., Fl. Brit. India 4: 413 1884. (syn: Dipteracanthus beddomei (C.B.Clarke) Santapau; Ruellia cernua T.Anderson);
India (C- to E- & S-India, Upper Gangetic Plains), Nepal as per CoL;
Clarke ; leaves elliptic acute hairy on both surfaces, bracteoles subpetioled ovate acute leaf-like, sepals 1/2 in., corolla 3 in. R. cernua, Anders, in Journ. Linn. Soc. ix. 460, partly, not of Roxb.
CENTRAL INDIA ; Tubbulpore, Beddome.
This seems nearer R. suffruticosa than R. cernua, of which T.Anderson reckoned it a form; but it differs from both in the very large corolla, the lobes of which are 1 by 3/4 in., roundly elliptic.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
SK 2977 21 September 2021: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 831 m.
Date: 14 August 2021
Habit : Wild
I think Ruellia longepetiolata (Oerst.) Hemsl. as per images and details herein.
May have escaped cultivation.
I am not sure because this sp. was found in the natural habitat at many locations far from public dwellings.
Dr Bhaskar Adhikari has suggested Ruellia beddomei C. B. Clarke nwhich seems correct ID.
got no distribution in Nepal.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life (syn: Dipteracanthus cernuus (Roxb.) Santapau; Ruellia cernua Roxb.) The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI Flora of Nepal GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)
Dipteracanthus beddomei (C.B. Clarke) Santapau (Acanthaceae) – A new report to southern India – R. Vijaya Sankar, K. Ravikumar and P. Ravichandran- April 2004 Zoos’ Print Journal 19(4):1442