Pink Barleria
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Pink Barleria
ative elliptic Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Pink Barleria, Forest barleria • Malayalam: മധുരക്കുറിഞ്ഞി madhurakurinji • Marathi: गुलाबी कोरांटी gulabi koranti, इखरु ikharu Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Barleria prattiana    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Barleria prattensis (incorrect epithet)

Pink Barleria is a tall perennial herb, growing up to 0.5-1 m high. Stems and branches are qudrangular in shape, and swollen at nodes. Oppositely arranged elliptical leaves are 6-12 cm long. Flowers occur either solitary in leaf axils, or in a terminal spike. Rose purple flowers have two unequal petals - the upper petal is divided into 4 lobes. There are two protruding stamens.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Maharashtra & Konkan.

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