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This species is accepted, and its native range is Solomon Islands to Vanuatu.
Pseuderanthemum maculatum 'Atropurpureum'


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.

Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1000 m.; Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, arbolito


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Morphology General Habit
Soft-wooded shrub to 1.5 m tall; cystoliths present.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to elliptic, to 17 cm long, often variegated, grossly and irregularly crenate, apex acute base attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in cymules aggregated into racemoid or paniculate cymes; bracts minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–5 mm long, divided almost to base into 5 narrowly triangular lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pink or pale purple; tube 1–1.3 cm long; lobes c.1 × 0.5 cm, 2 in upper lip erect, 3 in lower lip deflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, erect, held under upper lip; anthers bithecous, oblong, rounded.
Native of the South Pacific. Widely cultivated throughout the tropics.

Native to:

Solomon Is., Vanuatu

Introduced into:

Cameroon, Caroline Is., Cook Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gilbert Is., Honduras, Jawa, Leeward Is., Line Is., Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Is., Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wake I., Windward Is.

Pseuderanthemum maculatum (G.Lodd.) I.M.Turner appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.] Pseuderanthemum carruthersii K000885640

First published in Taxon 65: 1134 (2016)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.


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