Botanical name: Asystasia mysurensis Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Ruellia mysurensis, Asystasia lawiana
Mysore Asystasia is a very rare erect herb, 1 m tall, with quadrangular, 3-forked, knotted stem. Leaves are large, elliptic-oblong, pointed, suddenly narrowing into a 1 inch long leaf stalk. Leaves are roughish above, hairy on the nerves beneath. Short flower spikes are borne at the top, singly. Flowers are stalkless, white, shorter than bracts. Flowers are 2-lipped, upper lip 4-lobed, and the lower one unlobed. Bracts and bracteoles are lanceshaped, leaf-like, 3-nerved, hairy.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
The flower labeled Mysore Asystasia is ...