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.
• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,
The flower labeled Red Nongmangkha is ...