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  Graptophyllum pictum
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Graptophyllum pictum (L.) Griff., Notul. Pl. Asiat. 4: 139. 1854 Justicia picta L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 21. 1762. Graptophyllum hortense Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 102. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anchunirappacha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Caricature Plant
  Description: An erect up to 2.5 (-3) m tall shrub. Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate-elliptic, 10-20 x 5-12 cm, glabrous, purplish or green mottled with yellow, basally attenuate, entire, acuminate-acute. Flowers dark purple or crimson, c. 4.5-5 cm long; pedicels c. 5 mm long; in terminal panicles of cymes; peduncle sparingly puberulous. Bracts and bracteoles inconspicuous. Calyx lobes linear, c. 3-4 mm long. Corolla glabrous externally, glandular-pubescent within, c. 2 cm across, tube narrow cylindrical, c. 1.5 cm long, upper lip erect, lower lip reflexed. Stamens exserted, attached at the throat of tube, filaments c. 5 mm long; staminodes linear, c. 1.5 mm long. Ovary oblong. Style c. 2.5 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Polynesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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