Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum (A. Gray) F.T. Hubb. ex L.H. Bailey
  • Common Name : Shooting Star, Star Flower, Purple False Erantheum, Dazzler
  • Plant Family : Acanthaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum Plant :

  • Habit : A well-branched perennial small shrub.
  • Leaves :
    • Oppositely arranged.
    • The upper surface of the leaves is slightly blackish purple or green and the lower surface is purplish with dark veins of dark green.
  • Inflorescence : Terminal erect spikes.
  • Flowers : Purple coloured flowers are borne singly or in small clusters near the tips.
  • Significance : It is a pretty attractive garden plant.