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ntroduced Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Kohleria, Red Trumpet
Botanical name: Kohleria eriantha    Family: Gesneriaceae (Gloxinia family)

Kohleria is an evergreen perennial that has a shrubby habit and grows from rhizomes. It is named after J.H. Kohler, a Swiss botanist. The leaves are olive green, hairy, and have band of reddish hairs along the margins. The flowers are curious looking, tubular and brilliant orange-red with yellow spotted throats and they hang in clusters. It likes well drained soils of any type provided there is plenty of added organic matter.

Identification credit: Nandan Kalbag
Photographed in Munnar, Kerala.
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