Mountain Barleria   
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Mountain Barleria
P Native Herb
Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Mountain Barleria • Marathi: डोंगरी कोरांटी dongari koranti
Botanical name: Barleria montana    Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Synonyms: Barleria purpurea

Mountain Barleria is an erect herb found in the mountains of Western Ghats. Leaves are oblong-elliptic, attenuated into the leaf-stalk. Leaves may be a little bristly on the margin. Beautiful rose-purple flowers appear singly in leaf axils. Flower tube is very long, with the throat conically dilated into the flower limb with 5 petals. Bracteoles are linear. Larger sepals are equal, elliptic. Flowering: September-October.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.

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