Barleria cristata, Philippine Violet

Barleria cristata

Common Name : Philippine Violet, Crested Philippine violet, Blue barleria Botanical Name : Barleria cristata Family : Acanthaceae

Philippine Violet

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Lamiales

Genus - Barleria

Species - cristata

Synonym - Barleria polytricha

Category - Flowering Shrub

Type / Life cycle - Perennial

Height - Up to 5.5 feet tall

Origin/Native - India, China, Southeast Asia

Found in - Road sides

Flowers - Small, bell/funnel/trumpet shaped, purple, violet, pink, white in color with 2 stamens,4 unshaped petals

Flowering Season - Frost, Nov-Dec

Foliage & Plant - Green, simple elliptic leaves, glossy, mild hairy

Uses - Medicinal, ornamental plant

Propagation - Seeds

Tamil - Semmulli, December poo

Barleria polytricha-Philippine violet
Barleria polytricha-Philippine violet

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India


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