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Strobilanthes anisophyllus (Goldfussia)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Strobilanthes
Species: S. anisophyllus
Binomial name: Strobilanthes anisophyllus
Common name: Goldfussia

Strobilanthes anisophyllus is a hardy, evergreen small shrub growing to around 1.5m tall. It has dark green lance-shaped leaves of unequal size with slightly toothed margins. The leaves are stained with a blackish purple tint which is accentuated when growing in full sun. Cone shaped mauve flowers (25mm) appear in spring, and intermittently throughout the year.

 

 

Top side of a leaf.
 

Underside of a leaf.