Strobilanthes reptans (G. Forst.) Moylan ex Y. F. Deng & J. R. I. Wood, Fl. China 19: 390–391 2011. (syn: Hemigraphis acaulis Bremek.; Hemigraphis batantensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis cardiophylla Quisumb.; Hemigraphis chamaedrys Bremek.; Hemigraphis diffusa Bremek.; Hemigraphis keiensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis lamiifolia Bremek.; Hemigraphis lanaensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis nemorosa (Zoll. & Moritzi) Boerl.; Hemigraphis oblongifolia Merr.; Hemigraphis pacifica Hosok.; Hemigraphis parabolica (Nees) Fern.-Vill.; Hemigraphis parvifolia Bremek.; Hemigraphis physalifolia Bremek.; Hemigraphis polillensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis primulifolia (Nees) Fern.-Vill.; Hemigraphis rapifera Hallier f. ex Koord.; Hemigraphis reptans (G.Forst.) T.Anderson ex Hemsl.; Hemigraphis robinsonii Bremek.; Hemigraphis saxicola Bremek.; Hemigraphis solomonensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis sorongensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis sublobata Elmer; Hemigraphis suborbicularis S.Moore; Hemigraphis tayabensis Bremek.; Hemigraphis undulata Bremek.; Hemigraphis villosa Bremek.; Hemigraphis waigeensis Bremek.; Ruellia humifusa Pers.; Ruellia nemorosa Zoll. & Moritzi; Ruellia parabolica Nees; Ruellia primulifolia Nees; Ruellia reptans G.Forst.; Strobilanthes primulifolia (Nees) Y.F.Deng & J.R.I.Wood; Strobilanthes tawadana Ohwi);
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Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific: Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Caroline Is., Gilbert Is., Jawa, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu; Introduced into: Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Marquesas, Puerto Rico, Society Is., Tubuai Is. as per POWO;
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Requesting a herb ID (15112021): 2 high res. images.
Habit- Herb
Found growing on rock crevices and stair intersection.
The flower is mauve- pink, the leaves are purple- green.


Hemigraphis sp


Appears close to images at Strobilanthes alternata (Burm. f.) E. Moylan ex J. R. I. Wood


Definitely not Stroblanthes alternata which rarely, if ever, flowers. Could it be a species of Staurogyne? I can’t tell from the photo. Where was it found?


It is from Kerala in South India.


This is Strobilanthes reptans I think. There was a paper appeared in Rheedea June 2021 on its first report from India. It is seen as a garden weed in Kerala especially in pots of other exotics plants imported from Malesia.


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Wikipedia  Flora fauna web
Strobilanthes reptans (Acanthaceae): a new addition to the flora of India– Sarma J., Barbhuiya H.A., Dey S. & C.K. SalunkheJune 2021 Rheedea 31(2):58-61

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