Ruellia nudiflora ?

Ruellia nudiflora ?;



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Identification of Ruellia sp. : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
I will be thankful to you in identifying the attached specimen of Ruellia
It was observed at Puzhal, Chennai, Tamilnadu of 14-10-15 & 15-10-15
A herb of 45-50 cm plant with long inflorescence. Flowers arranged in compound cyme. 
Whether it could be Ruellia nudiflora
Ruellia brittoniana (Mexican/ Desert Petunia)
It's not brittoniana , in an haste I missed out on the leaf characteristics.. 
brittoniana has lance shaped leaf. 
efi page on
Garden escape? it is looking close to Ruellia prostrata but, flowers are termnal. 
Please check (for Ruellia nudiflora) -
  • leaves ovate, basally attenuate
  • inflorescence terminal panicle or raceme
  • corolla length 3-4 cm
  • fruit length 1.6 - 2cm
  • number of seeds per fruit 18 or fewer




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