Ruellia with opposite alternate leaves, lance-shaped, waved, ribbed, and shining. Flowers grow in terminal spikes, crowded together. Blossom funnel-shaped: segments of the border five-cleft and notched, spreading, wrinkled, of a scarlet colour, and yellow at the base. (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Bot. Repos. 8: 542 in 1808 -
It is the Justicia infundibuliformis of Linnaeus, but must, according to his own system, be removed to the class Tetrandria. We have seen it in many collections in great luxuriance. It is a native of the East Indies, and was introduced by the Right Hon. C. Greville, four or five years ago.
Synonym of Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees.
Basionym is Justicia infundibuliformis L.