Arunachal Tongue-Lip
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Arunachal Tongue-Lip
ative Photo: Pravir Deshmukh
Common name: Arunachal Tongue-Lip
Botanical name: Rhynchoglossum lazulinum    Family: Gesneriaceae (Gloxinia family)

Arunachal Tongue-Lip is rare and threatened plant, endemic to Arunachal Pradesh. It is a succulent herb, 50-100 cm tall. Leaves are broadly elliptic, somewhat heart-shaped at base. Flowers are borne in racemes of bluish violet flowers, at the end of branches. Arunachal Tongue-Lip is found along hill slopes and in moist forest from 500 - 1500 m elevation. Flowering: August-November.

Identification credit: Pravir Deshmukh Photographed in West Kameng distt, Arunachal Pradesh.

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