Flowers occur in leaf axils, either singly or in pairs, sitting on peduncles up to 1.5 inches long. Sepals cup is short, bowl shaped. The flower tube flares open into five dark purple, roundish petals, yellowish-white at the base. It can be grown as a bush with weeping branches or it can be trained like a vine.
Flowers last only for a few days, but the plant flowers continuously.
Botanical name: Thunbergia erecta Family: Acanthaceae (Ruellia family)
Picture taken – Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai