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  Shrimp Plant

 

Vietnam

The Shrimp Plant grows about one metre tall and bears white flowers that emerge from red bracts, which shape is reminiscent of a Mantis Shrimp (fig.), hence the shrub's common name.

 

It belongs to the family Acanthaceae, and is related to the Golden Shrimp Plant (fig.). See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

 

  Shrimp Plant