Crossandra

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Crossandra
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Crossandra infundibuliformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Crossandra
Salisb.
Species

Crossandra Kanakamparam (Tamil: கனகாம்பரம்) is a genus of plants in the family Acanthaceae, comprising 52 species that occur in Africa, Madagascar, Arabia and the Indian subcontinent. Some species, especially Crossandra infundibuliformis, are cultivated for their brightly colored flowers.

Known as Kanakambara(ಕನಕಾಂಬರ) in Karnataka, southern state of India.