Perennial climber that is sometimes treated as an annual. Leaves to about 7 cm long with toothed margins and winged stalks. Calyx of 12 teeth. Flowers to about 3.5 cm long, cream to orange, sometimes with dark purple-brown throat and 2 surrounding bracts; summer to autumn.
Rarely seeding out of the tropics but naturalised in a few places in NSW and many sites in Qld.
Leaves with winged stalks; petals notched, cream to orange.
Source: (2002). Acanthaceae. In: . 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.