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Green Shrimp Plant   
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Green Shrimp Plant
N Native Shrub
Photo: Shaista Ahmad
Common name: Green Shrimp Plant, Turquoise Crossandra, Green Ice Crossandra • Hindi: Udajat • Tamil: Nilambari • Malayalam: karimkurunni • Telugu: Nakka toka • Kannada: Kappu bobbali, kappu karni • Sanskrit: Sahacharah
Botanical name: Ecbolium ligustrinum    Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Synonyms: Ecbolium viride

Green Shrimp plant is a close cousin of the Shrimp Plant, but with an unusual flower color of aquamarine. It is a rare and tender perennial with long, pointed, dark green leaves & bracted spikes of spurred, orchid-like flowers.
Identification credit: Navendu Pagé
Photographed in Garden of Five Senses, Delhi.

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