This plant is distributed as the name of Fairy of Lamp.
Its leaf system is opposite however it looks alternating at a glance due to the big difference of the size of 2 opposite leaves. The epithet, anisophyllus captures the feature and refers to having unequal leaves.
The suffix, -phyllus refers to having a specified kind or number of leaves. For example, Lemon Verbena has the scientific name, Aloysia triphylla, and its leaves are arranged in groups of three.
The prefix for negation, -an (-a) and the prefix for equality, iso- is attached on this term to form this epithet.
| Classification || Acanthaceae Strobilanthes |
| Scientific name || Strobilanthes anisophyllus|
| Japanese name || --- |
| English name || Goldfussia |
| Native locality || Assam region, India |
Ecological description || Evergreen semi-low tree|
| RDB || --- |
| Planting place || Sun Gallery |