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Pseuderanthemum maculatum (G.Lodd.) I.M.Turner

Pseuderanthemum maculatum (G.Lodd.) I.M.Turner

Synonyms :  

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii

Eranthemum versicolor

Eranthemum atropurpureum

 

Systematic Position

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Angiosperms

Order: Lamiales

Family: Acanthaceae

Native : Polynesia

Common Names

English – Golden Pseuderanthemum

Malayalam – ഗോൾഡൻ സ്യൂഡറാന്തമം

Tamil – Kokarna mallikai

Description:

Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum is a very colorful tropical foliage plant. The lance shaped leaves sport sections of pink, purple, cream and white. It has an upright, bushy growth habit. It will grow in light shade or sun. cultivate as a garden plant world wide.

Habitat:  Shrub, Small tree

Distribution: Native of the South Pacific. Widely cultivated throughout the tropics.

Uses: Pseuderanthemum can be used to treat some conditions, including acne, bronchitis, burns, colic pain, diarrhoea, dysentery and fever, among others.

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