Common name: Law's Barleria • Marathi: पांढरी कोरांटी Pandhri koranti
Botanical name: Barleria lawii Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Law's 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.
|Photographed at Chanderi Fort, Maharashtra.|