Botanical name: Lepidagathis purpuricaulis Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Purple Stem Lepidagathis is a Himalayan plant with lanceshaped or ovate- lanceshaped velvety leaves. Stalkless flower-spikes arise in leaf axils, singly or clustered. Spikes are oblong, hairy, with lanceshaped, channeled bracts. Sepal cup is divided into 5 segments - one segment broad, the other 4 very narrow. Purple Stem Lepidagathis is found in Western Himalayas, from Kumaon to Nepal at altitudes of about 900 m.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Purple Stem Lepidagathis is ...