|Etymology||Genus||Inconsistent; radially symmetrical flowers in the genus uncommon in the family (not for this subspecies)|
|Species||After India's Ganges River; probably where it was first discovered|
|Synonyms||Asystasia intrusa (Forssk.) Blume, Asystasia multiflora Klotzsch, Asystasia comorensis Bojer ex Nees|
|Common Names||Chinese Violet, Common Asystasia|
|Native Distribution||Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Peninsular Malaysia|
Asystasia gangetica ssp. (subspecies) micrantha is a very common herb found in open and semi-shaded areas. The white flowers with a purple-tinted lip is impossible to miss when it flowers. Vegetatively, the leaves are opposite, finely haired, and the leaf blade runs narrowly along the petiole to the stem.
Form of Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha.
Flowers are white with a purple-tinted lip
Leaves are hairy. Note the blade runs narrowly to the end of petiole.
Underside of the leaf is slightly whitish.
The flowers are frequently visited by honey bees.