Rhaphidospora ciliata Nees
An erect, basally woody, up to 1.2 m herb with terete, striate (young twigs hairy). Leaves with 5-10 (-15) mm long, hairy petiole; lamina ovate-lanceolate, 4.5-11 x 2-4.5 cm, hairy on both side, entire, apex acuminate, base cuneate. Inflorescence an axillary, lax panicle of cymes, upto 8 cm long. Flowers pinkish-red, c. 1.8 cm long, shortly pedicellate, bracts linear, 2-3 mm long, pubescent; bracteoles rudimentary or absent. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes linear, 4-6 mm hairy. Corolla tube c. 8 mm long, pubescent, upper lip c. 9 mm long, shortly bilobed; lower lip c. 8 mm long, deeply 3-lobed. Capsule oblong clavate, 1.2-1.3 cm long, pubescent.
Fl. Per.: August-October.
Type: Budhrinath Kamroop, Wallich Cat. no. 2490 (K).
Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, India and Nepal.
Closely resembling Peristrophe in the inflorescence and corolla, but differing in its smaller bracts and white appendaged anther lobes.