Pseuderanthemum carruthersii

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Pseuderanthemum carruthersii (Seem.) Guillaumin
  • Synonyms : Eranthemum nigrum Linden, Eranthemum tricolor W. Bull, Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum (W.Bull) Radlk.
  • Common Name : Purple False Eranthemum, False Eranthemum
  • Plant Family : Acanthaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra, Aranya Van

About Pseuderanthemum carruthersii Plant :

  • Habit : A hairless shrub.
  • Leaves : Variegated with purple or green and white.
  • Flowers :
    • Flowers purple, green or white in colour.
    • Corolla purple with pale mottling or white with the throat purple-spots.
    • Filaments and style are also purple-tinged.
  • Significance : Generally grown as an ornamental plant.