Plant ID forum: Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata)

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jun 2, 2015 1:36 AM CST
I met this shrub on two occassions, the first one in a garden, the second in the Botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro, again not labelled!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 7:26 AM CST
Lovely! Barleria cristata?
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jun 2, 2015 8:26 AM CST
I think you got it spot on Tiffany! Thumbs up
The flowers are certainly a match, at first I was doubting about the leaf shape, but they can vary from "elliptical to narrow ovate"..
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 9:10 AM CST
Happy to share a suggestion! You take better vacations than I do...!
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Jun 2, 2015 9:24 AM CST
I have been very fortunate, thanks to friends, to visit that paradise, though I wish there weren't those nasty ever-present mosquitoes and horseflies, I am like a magnet to them!! Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!

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