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Flowering Plants of Kerala: Shooting Stars

Kingdom:Plantae
Subkingdom:Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision:Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division:Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class:Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass:Asteridae
Order:Scrophulariales
Family:Acanthaceae (The Barleria family)
Botanical name:Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum
Common Name:Shooting Stars
Habit:Perennial Shrub

I spent a lot of time finding the name of this Plant. Even the Kerala Plants website (www.keralaplants.in) does not have information of this species. Brilliant magenta colored flowers are somewhat similar to Barleria. 

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Location: My home garden at Kottayam, Kerala




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