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
The flower labeled Showy Foldwing is ...