Botanical name: Eranthemum purpurascens Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Daedalacanthus purpurascens
Purple Eranthemum is a tall shrub, 2-3 ft tall. Flowers are purplish, showy, in sticky spikes. Bracts and bracteoles are sticky. It is found in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Also found in Himalayas, at altitudes of 300-1700 m.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Purple Eranthemum is ...