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Strobilanthes dyeriana
Strobilanthes dyeriana
Strobilanthes dyeriana

Wikipedia description

Strobilanthes dyeriana (Persian shield) is a tropical plant native to Myanmar. It is grown for its dark green foliage with bright, metallic-purple stripes radiating outward from the central leaf vein. In proper conditions, it will also produce pale purple flowers. Persian shield grows best outdoors in USDA zones 9 and 10, although it can survive in other zones as a houseplant given sufficient temperature, soil moisture and humidity. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Scientific classification

Clade: Core Eudicots/Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Species: Strobilanthes dyeriana


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
WEAC-Strobilanthes_dyerianusWEACyoung leavesD. SoltisD. Soltis