Acanthaceae member- Jim corbett

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This and my earlier post, both have been identified as being the same by ...
In the earlier post, the flowers were single, where as there were many growing on one stem here.
Experts, kindly have a look.
How large are these flowers length total and width across the petals please
Member of Bignoniaceae, Incarvillea arguta kindly check
Thanks for the suggested id.
I checked for it, doesn't seem to match my pictures.
Dipteracanthus prostratus, identified by ... should be the correct one, since he is familiar with the flora of that area.
I think ... is one of our experts' experts.
However, I would request ... to check probability of Ruellia ciliatiflora  Hook. The links that might provide information on the species are -
Thank you
I am not an expert, and certainly not for Acanthaceae. I may have suggested similarity with D.prostratus. In fact I have not seen R.ciliatiflora.
An image of Ruillia ciliatiflora can be seen here.
Thank you very much Rawat Sir. I admit I was wrong guessing probability of R. ciliatiflora Hook. My guess was based on b/w illustration of and a herbarium; where flowers are in leafless panicle.
But this species can not be R. prostrata Poir. either; where flowers are solitary axillary and most importantly subtended by leaf like about 1 cm bracteoles.
If you have different version of description of R. prostrata Poir. please share.
Similarly, probability of other species like beddomei, cernua etc can be skipped. In that case this species would be something other than Ruellia.
I am really sorry for making this thread resurface without taking proper precautions. I reiterate this is species is not Ruellia prostrata Poir. unless there is entirely new version of the species documentation.

The only other genus I can think of is Asystasia, I would have suggested A. macrocarpa Nees (as per BSI checklist) but leaves are much smaller in the attached pics.
So, I fail to id this one..
This plant seems more closer to the ID suggested by ... (R.ciliatiflora) than the ID suggested by me (Dipteracanthus prostratus) as it has terminal cluster of flowers than solitary axillary flower (as in D.prostratus). This species (R.ciliatiflora) is known in Uttarakhand.
The link for picture of R.ciliatiflora was added by me to further confirm the ID and not to rule out R.ciliatiflora. In the pics attached by ... leaves are not visible.
The plant probably need a further examination by experts.
Thank you very much Sir for the feedback. Unfortunately I do not think R. ciliatiflora Hook. is viable. Because "Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. 80: p. 811, fig. 11 (1993)" clearly states that Curtis' coloured illustration is correct. It also informs R. ciliatifolia Hook. is closely related to R. nudiflora complex. The species feature 10 mm calyx, 3.5-4.5 cm corolla. I think ... species has much smaller flower and doesn't look like a member of R. nudiflora complex.
However, thank you very much for the discussion. At least now we have KEY and description of American Ruellia!
No, ... i your plant is not R. ciliatiflora as I have stated in my previous mail sent minutes ago. Now, I would stress on Asystasia. You can see your flower has the form of A. gangetica. Don't rely in google search of Asystasia. I spent quite some time on finding correct Asystasia images of various species in the net. There is lots of mix-up over the net. What has been marked as A. macrocarpa in certain flickr account has other wrongly identified species. A. macrocarpa should be similar to gangetica I think.
We need to dig more to identify this particular species. Because, I do not know if any other genus, say Strobilanthes can have similar species.

Wild Flowers For ID : Uttarakhand : 140413 : AK-3 : Attachments (2 + 1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Please id these mauve flowers seen at Jim Corbett Waterfall on 24/3/13.
Very tiny plants growing wild.
Ruellia sp?
Ruellia is what came to my mind too.
even to me look like Ruellia, habit and leaf structure will help in correct id..
I found one more picture on searching.
Hope it helps since leaves can be seen
Seems to me Dipteracanthus prostratus (Acanthaceae).
Some feedbcak from another post:
"This and my earlier post, both have been identified as being the same by ...
In the earlier post, the flowers were single, where as there were many growing on one stem here.
Experts, kindly have a look.