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ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Lindenbergia
Botanical name: Lindenbergia macrostachya      Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family)

Lindenbergia is a perennial herb found in lower Himalayas, up to 1800 m. It is a robust rigid pubescent or hairless plant. Leaves are ovate to ovate-lanceshaped, serrate, up to 7 cm long, tip pointed to long-pointed. Flowers are borne in rigid unilateral dense or lax-flowered spikes, yellow. Calyx is longer than bracts. Flowers are 2-lipped, lower lip large 3-lobed, ovary hairy. Capsule is enclosed in persistent calyx. The plant is closely similar to Lindenbergia philippensis from Eastern Himalayas. Flowering: March-May.

Photographed in Mussoorie.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,