Shrub 5 for identification

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Mymoon Moghul

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Aug 4, 2011, 1:12:38 AM8/4/11
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Hello
This shrub was clicked at Chennai, South India by the road side. There were about a 100 plants in the area, all growing in a tight group just at this one spot. Does this plant attract butterflies? Also what are the good cameras (within the budget of about 25 K, for plant photography, especially for the flowers where images would be sharp through out the picture. These images were taken in Canon 1000D. Image 4 in portrait mode and image1 in TV mode with flash around 7.30 a.m.

For identification please.

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Mymoon
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Smilax004

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Aug 4, 2011, 5:37:34 AM8/4/11
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Nice pictures of Justicia sp of Acanthaceae.

Looks like J. betonica. Were bract of all the plants green or you
could see some individuals with white bracts (a specialized leaf or
leaflike part, usually situated at the base of a flower or
inflorescence)?

Hesperidae butterflies were seen foraging most of the Acanthaceae
plants.

Regards,
Giby

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Balkar Arya

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Aug 4, 2011, 11:07:14 AM8/4/11
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Yes Giby Ji
Justicia betonica
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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