Rhinacanthus nasutus, Dainty Spurs

Rhinacanthus nasutus

Dainty Spurs
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Southeast Asian
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Rhinacanthus is small shrub, tall 2 to 3 ft tall. It's trunk is edge shape. The twigs and young leaves are covered with hair. The shape looks like egg. The end of leaves are sharp and long 6" to 8". The twigs are short. The blossoms bloom in bunch at the lane of twigs. The white blossom is 1" with hair covered. It's taste is toxic. Leaf and root: anifungal. Herbal tea: lowers blood pressure.

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