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Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX643.
In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this species as a small, delicate and evergreen plant; native of Persia, but common throughout India. According to Roxburgh, in the Botanic garden at Calcutta it is in flower the greater part of the year.
Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.2, p.395.