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Common name

English: Chinese violet

Mandarin: 宽叶十万错 (kuan ye shi wan cuo)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Scrophulariales (79)

        Family: Acanthaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Asystasia (2)

            Epithet: gangetica (L.) T. Anders. (1)

Synonyms: Asystasia coromandeliana Nees, Asystasia violacea Dalzell, Dyschoriste biloba Hochst., Justicia gangetica L.

biloba => divided into two lobes (of anther and leaves)

coromandeliana => from the Coromandel Coast, the southeastern coast region of the Indian Subcontinent

gangetica => found in or around the Ganges river

violacea => derived from the Latin "viola" meaning violet


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Asystasia gangetica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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