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. Note) 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
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