Yellow-Vein Eranthemum
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Yellow-Vein Eranthemum
ntroduced Herb Photo: P. Rao Pulakhandam
Common name: Yellow-Vein Eranthemum, Golden Pseuderanthemum
Botanical name: Pseuderanthemum maculatum      Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Eranthemum reticulatum, Eranthemum versicolor, Pseuderanthemum reticulatum

Pseuderanthemum is a genus of about 60 species of herbs and shrubs native to the tropical regions of the world. The name is from the Greek pseudo, false, and Eranthemum, the genus in which these plants were formerly placed. So, they are commonly called false eranthemums. The variety Yellow-Vein Eranthemum is an evergreen shrub notable for its unusual green-veined creamy yellow foliage. It has small white flowers with purple-pink dotty spots at the base.

Identification credit: Gerald D. Carr, P. Rao Pulakhandam Photographed in cultivation.

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