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Elegant Rungia   
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Elegant Rungia
A Native
Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Elegant Rungia
Botanical name: Rungia elegans    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Diapedium elegans

Elegant Rungia is an annual herb which is quite rare. It may be confused with Creeping Rungia. A distinguishing feature is the blue flowers which are about 1.2 cm. Stems covered with white spreading hairs. Spikes 12-18 mm broad. Leaves ovate-tapering, up to 7 cm long 4 cm broad, often white hairy beneath. Bracts longer than 6 mm, white margin broader, sometimes purplish. Elegant Rungia is found in Western Ghats.

Identification credit: Hemson Photographed in Maharashtra.

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