Botanical name: Lepidagathis incurva Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Curved Lepidagathis is a perennial, nearly erect herb, growing up to 60 cm tall, with almost hairless stems. Lanceshaped-oblong-ovate leaves, on 1-2 cm long stalks, are 7-8 cm long, 2-3.5 cm wide, minutely velvety, sharp tipped. Flowers are white, brown spotted, borne in dense oblong-ovoid spikes in leaf axils, or at the end of branches, 1.5-3.5 cm long. Bracts are lance-shaped to ovate, 8-12 mm long, velvety, sharp-tipped. Bracteoles are linear-lanceshaped, about 6-8 mm long, dry. Sepal cup is 5-parted almost to base, with sepals unequal, linear-lanceshaped. Flower tube is about 6 mm long, dilated in the middle, limb 2-lipped, upper lip erect, notched, lower lip longer than upper, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, in unequal pairs, not protruding. Flowering: March-May.
Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé
The flower labeled Curved Lepidagathis is ...