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Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Acanthaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Strobilanthes (2)

            Epithet: pentstemonoides T.Anderson (1)

Synonyms: Goldfussia chaffanjonii (Levl.) E.Hossain, Goldfussia dimorphotricha (Hance) Bremek., Goldfussia flexuosa Nees, Goldfussia hupehensis (W.W.Sm.) Bremek., Goldfussia pentstemonoides Wall.

flexuosa => bent alternately to right and left, like the path of a snake

hupehensis => of or from 'Hupeh', a province in China


Climate: temperate

Flower colour: blue, purple

External links

Check for Strobilanthes pentstemonoides at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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