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Strobilanthes reptans


Strobilanthes reptans (G. Forst.) Moylan ex Y.F. Deng & J.R.I. Wood

Family Name: Acanthaceae
Synonyms: Hemigraphis reptans, Hemigraphis primulifolia


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant, Creeper
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Southern Taiwan

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small perennial herb.
Foliage Ovate leaves have a crenate leaf margin. The upper surface is light metallic green and the lower surface is purplish.
Flowers White, cup-shaped flowers are streaked with thin purple lines.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

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Master ID 793
Species ID 2088
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Species record last updated on: 21 March 2022.