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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Brazil.

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Jamaica, Puerto Rico

Ruellia elegans Poir. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Souza, V.C. [5059], Brazil K001048037
Kuhlmann, M. [1518], Brazil K001048038
Graham [s.n.], Brazil K001048035
Weir, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001048032
Weir, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001048033
Groppo, M. [595], Brazil K001048036
Glaziou [15297], Brazil K001048034

First published in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 4: 727 (1816)

Accepted by

  • Funez, L.A. & al. (2017). Fifty-five new records of vascular plants, and other discoveries for the flora of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 72: 221-275.
  • Murugan, C., Singh, L.J., Prabhu, S. & Sathiyaseelan, R. (2014). The genus Ruellia L. (Acanthaceae) in Andaman and Nicobar islands Indian Journal of Forestry 37: 425-428.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • —Maroyi in Kirkia 18: 194 (2006). Scarlet Ruellia.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
  • Murugan, C., Singh, L.J., Prabhu, S. & Sathiyaseelan, R. (2014). The genus Ruellia L. (Acanthaceae) in Andaman and Nicobar islands Indian Journal of Forestry 37: 425-428.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

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