Common Name: Konkan Eranthemum. Tamil Name: Krungu
Konkan Eranthemum is a sub-shrub that grows to a height of about 2 feet in length. The plant is perhaps native to the Indian Peninsular region and often seen in moist deciduous forest zones. The plant is mostly glabrous and they have thin papery leaves. The simple leaves are arranged in an opposite manner. The leaf size is highly variable. They are elliptic in shape with an acute base and apex. The leaf base is often seen to be oblique. The inflorescence is in the form of a panicled spike; flowers are tubular. The tubular flower have five blue petals. The bracts and are linear lanceolate and hairy. The fruit is in the form of a capsule. The flowers age and dry on the plant and are seen hay in color.