Achetaria azurea (Linden) V.C.Souza

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Amazon Blue
Synonym: Otacanthus azureus (Linden)Ronse
Common Name: Brazilian snapdragon
Flowering & Fruiting Period: July-April
Distribution: Native of South America
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: A compact shrub, growing up to about 1.0 - 1.2 m tall. Leaves are Bright green, arranged oppositely along the stem. Purplish-blue flowers, measuring about 3.5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, and having a characteristic of a large flat lower lip. Flowers are borne in clusters, called as spike, and located at the terminal end of plant.