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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Scrophulariales (79)

        Family: Acanthaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Strobilanthes (2)

            Epithet: wallichii Nees (4)

Synonym: Pteracanthus alatus (Nees) Bremek.

alatus => winged, with wings

wallichii => in honor of Dr. Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854), Danish surgeon and botanist who worked in India


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

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