Barleria cristata

Barleria cristata

(Bluebell Barleria, Philippine Violet)

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

Species

Barleria cristata

Common name(s)

Bluebell Barleria, Philippine Violet

Flower colour; life form

Flowers violet, pink, white; shrub to 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Stems pubescent, leaves opposite usually to about 10 cm long. Flowers subtended by 2 obvious bracts with spines on the margins, veins conspicuous. Corolla violet to pink to white. Capsules about 1.6 cm long, shiny.

scan of Barleria cristata