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Hemigraphis alternata (leaves).jpg
Hemigraphis alternata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Ruellieae
Genus: Hemigraphis

Hemigraphis alternata
Hemigraphis angustifolia
Hemigraphis bicolor
Hemigraphis repanda
Hemigraphis reptans

Hemigraphis is a genus of plants in the family Acanthaceae, consisting of about 30 species native to tropical Asia. Hemigraphis is sometimes included in the genus Strobilanthes. It is characterized by the grayish green leaves, stained with red purple above and darker purple beneath. It is a prostrate growing plant with spreading, rooting stems.