Large White Barleria
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Large White Barleria
P Native Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Large White Barleria • Gujarati: કાંટા શેરિયો Kanta Sheriyo • Marathi: ईखरू Ikharu, पांढरी कोरांटी Pandhari Koranti
Botanical name: Barleria lawii    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Barleria beddomei

Large White Barleria is a branched perennial herb, growing up to 1-2 m tall, with many spreading branches. Oppositely arranged, sharp-tipped elliptic leaves are 10-15 cm long. Leaf stalks are short, 6-9 mm. White flowers occur either solitary in leaf axils or in panicles at the end of branches. Flowers are 7-10 cm long, with the tube 5-7 cm. Upper lip is divided into 4 oblong lobes. The lower lip is oblong, 3 cm. Flowers have exactly 2 stamens. Flowering: September-November.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Chanderi Fort, Maharashtra.

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