Ruellia tuberosa

Ruellia tuberosa

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(Ruellia)

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

Species

Ruellia tuberosa

Common name(s)

Ruellia

Flower colour; life form

Flowers purple to blue. Herb to 50 cm tall, roots tuberous.

Distinguishing features

Leaves mostly basal, blade 4-6 x 1.5-2.5 cm, pubescent. Calyx lobes linear to 2 cm long. Corolla-tube 4-6 cm long, expanded at the top, purple. Capsule somewhat cylindrical about 1.5 cm long.

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