Ruellia ciliatiflora Hook.

First published in Bot. Mag. 66: t. 3718 (1839)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. U.S.A. to W. Central Brazil and N. Argentina, S. Caribbean. It is a subshrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome. It is used as a medicine.

Descriptions

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Caribbean. Elevation range: 300–1000 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bolívar, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb, Subshrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: savanna, shrubland.
[UPFC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 300 - 1000 m.; Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, subarbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
ojerón
[UNAL]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 10 m.; Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Pacific. Elevation range: 10–10 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Chocó.
Habit
Herb.
[UPFC]

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Erect or decumbent perennial herb with fibrous roots, the stems simple or sparsely branched, usually puberulous or short-pilose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, the blades oblong-elliptic, ovate or lance-oblong, mostly 4–10 cm long, rounded to subacute at the apex, short- cuneate at the base, the margins often undulate, densely puberulous, short-pilose or sometime nearly glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, pedunculate, composed of short dichotomous cymes; bracts small; pedicels usually 3–10 mm long; calyx of chasmogamous (normal reproductive) flowers 7–17 mm long, of cleistogamous flowers 4–11 mm long, glandular-puberulous, the segments linear-acuminate; corolla light violet, the lobes rounded or often emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 1.5–2 cm long, densely puberulous; seeds brown.
Distribution
Grand Cayman. Texas to Arizona, Mexico, Belize to Costa Rica, Cuba, and Hispaniola, a variable often weedy species.
[Cayman]

Uses

Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0