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Common name

English: Cardinal's Guard

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Scrophulariales (98)

        Family: Acanthaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Pachystachys (1)

            Epithet: coccinea Nees (7)

Synonyms: Dianthera coccinea Salisb., Jacobinia coccinea (Aubl.) Hiern, Justicia coccinea Aubl., Thyrsacanthus coccineus (Aubl.) T.Anderson

coccinea => scarlet

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Pachystachys coccinea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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