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Elytraria imbricata (Purple Scalystem) is a species of perennial herb in the family Acanthaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to the contiguous United States, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Goiás, Pará, Bahia, Cerrado, Mato Grosso do Sul, Amazônia, Ceará, Caatinga, and Maranhao. Elytraria imbricata has simple, broad leaves. It is a photoautotroph.

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EOL has data for 15 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of purple scalystem