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Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha
Plant Form: Mat-forming creeper.
Size: Usually 50 cm but can scramble to 3 m height.
Stem: Sparsely hairy, develop roots where nodes contact soil.
Leaves: Bright green, paler underneath,
Flowers: Bell shaped, white to pinkish with two distinctive purple blotches on inside.
Fruit and Seeds: Up to 3 cm long, green then browning with age, explosively split in half and release 4 seeds per fruit. Hooked seed supports visible after they have split open.
Habitat: Neglected land, old gardens, fencelines, vacant blocks.
Distinguishing Features: Distinct as a species but hard to distinguish from other subspecies of Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica).