Wall Rungia
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Wall Rungia
A Native Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Wall Rungia
Botanical name: Rungia muralis    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Rungia parviflora var. muralis

Wall Rungia is a small, branching weed with very dense spikes of flowers. Spikes are sometimes 4-4.5 cm long, 4 mm broad, with densely overlapping bracts. Flowers are blue to whitish, with upper lip short, and lower lip large and broad. Lower leaves are 2.5 x 0.6-1.2 cm, ovate, stalked, upper narrow, sometimes even linear. Wall Rungia is found in India to Myanmar.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg, Rakesh Singh, Ashish Nimkar Photographed in Maharashtra & Imphal.

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