Peristrophe speciosa

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Peristrophe speciosa
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Peristrophe speciosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Peristrophe
Species: P. speciosa
Binomial name
Peristrophe speciosa

Peristrophe speciosa is a flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae.[1]


This species is a broad-leafed shrub with grayish stems[2] and elliptic leaves that are approximately 8 cm. It has purple-pink flowers.


It is a native of Northern India,[3] and occurs in the foothills of the Himalayas up to altitudes of 1,600 metres.[2]