Red Nongmangkha
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Red Nongmangkha
E Native Photo: Gary Thingnam
Common name: Red Nongmangkha • Manipuri: ꯅꯣꯡꯃꯥꯡꯈꯥ ꯑꯉꯥꯡꯕꯥ নোঙমাঙখা অঙাঙবা Nongmangkha angangba
Botanical name: Phlogacanthus spp.    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Red Nongmangkha is a shrub Shrubs up to 3-4 m high; stem stout, quadrangular; leaves 28-30 x 6-8 cm, broadly lanceshaped, tapering at both ends. Flowers are borne in narrow, spike-like clusters at branch ends. Flowers are tubular, widened upwards, dark red. Stamens are 2, protruding out. In comparison to its medicinal cousin Nongmangkha, this one doesn't possess any medicinal qualities. Red Nongmangkha is found in NE India. Flowering: November-March.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.

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