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pretty sure its not the mexican cigar plant cause the flower is all red not a purple white tip, and its NOT australian. – sarah Feb 17 '12 at 14:48
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I think this is Stephanophysum longifolium.

Naturalised in Bellingen (North Coast) and in Queensland. Also naturalised throughout many of the Pacific islands.

Flowers and leaves of Ruellia brevifolia (synonym R. graecizans) Source:

Author: Oeropium

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