Barleria cristata L.

Philippine Violet

An erect or spreading small shrub to about 1m tall with new branches yellow-hairy. Leaves elliptic, mostly 3-8 cm long. Flower clusters axillary, more or less stalkless, in dense spikes. Flowers about 5 cm long, the 2 outer sepals veined and spiny, inner ones linear, entire. Petals blue-violet, pink or white; summer.

India, Burma

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Acanthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Acanthaceae
genus        Barleria L.