Common name: Small Flowered Rungia • Marathi: Sut • Malayalam: Tavasmurungi • Telugu: Pindikunda • Gujarati: Mothokhadsalio • Sanskrit: Pindi
Botanical name: Rungia parviflora Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Synonyms: Justicia parviflora, Rungia polygonoides
Small Flowered Rungia is a small diffuse or creeping plant, commonly found growing wild in gardens and wasteland. Leaves are oval
or lancelike, rather obtuse. Fertile bracts are nearly round or unpointed,
ciliated, with membranous margin. Sterile ones are oval or oblong, acute.
Flowers are small, only about 1-2 mm, two-lipped, and of a fine blue color.
Upper lip is acute. Small Flowered Rungia flowers in winters.
Identification credit: Uluberia Botanical Institute
|Photographed in Lodhi Garden, Delhi.|