Showy Foldwing   
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Showy Foldwing
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Showy Foldwing
Botanical name: Peristrophe speciosa    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Justicia speciosa

Showy Foldwing is a perennial herb found in the Himalayas, from Kumaon to Bhutan, at altitudes up to 1500 m. Leaves are ovate-lanceshaped or elliptic pointed, nearly hairless. Leaf-stalks are about 1 inch long. Floral leaves are mostly large, 102 inches long. Bracts are linear-oblong not pointed, nearly hairless, widened upwards. Flowers are pink, two-lipped, about 4 cm.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal
Photographed in Sirmaur Distt, Himachal Pradesh.
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