Rostellularia diffusa (Willd.) Nees

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 371 (1847)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Eritrea to Ethiopia, S. Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent to S. China and Indo-China, Taiwan. It is an annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India. Nelumbo 54: 39-91. [Cited as Justicia diffusa.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Begum, M. & Khan, M.S. (2001). Justicia vahlii Roth. (Acanthaceae)- A new Angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 30: 73-74.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1998). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 12: 1-390. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Deng, Y.F., Li, Z.Y., Wang, Q. & Peng, H. (2020). Flora of Pan-Himalaya 46: 1-570. Science Press, Beijing. Cambridge University Press.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.
  • Malik, K.A. & Ghafoor, A. (1988). Flora of Pakistan 188: 1-79. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India. Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman). Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 6, 1998 Hein, P.; Kilian, N. [5389] Oman Justicia diffusa K001572285 Yes
Jul 19, 1897 Schimper [1524] Ethiopia Justicia diffusa K000419153 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jul 19, 1897 Ethiopia Justicia diffusa K000419152 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jul 19, 1897 Schimper [21] Ethiopia Justicia diffusa K000419154 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jul 19, 1897 Schimper [21] Ethiopia Justicia diffusa K000419155 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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