Ruttya fruticosa Lindau

Evergreen shrub 3-4 m tall. Leaves to about 6 cm long, more or less elliptic, narrowing to each end, wrinkled. Flowers in a cone-like spike, each to about 5 cm long, varying from yellow to scarlet with darker markings, the lower lip bent down and with a brown spot in the centre.

E Africa

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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Ruttya fruticosa 'Scholesei'

Flowers yellow with glossy black spots.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Acanthaceae
genus        Ruttya Harv.