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

Showy Foldwing is a perennial herb with large pink 2-lipped flowers. 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. Showy Foldwing is found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 1500-2100 m, from Kumaun to Bhutan.

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

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