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Taxon: Ruellia macrantha (Nees) Gower

Genus: Ruellia
Family: Acanthaceae subfamily: Acanthoideae tribe: Ruellieae
Nomen number: 32503
Place of publication: Garden (London) 31:604. 1887
Comment: although a reference by Gower to a basionym is lacking, under Melbourne ICN Art. 41.4 this can be inferred
Name verified on: 25-Oct-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Oct-2013
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rondonia

  • also cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Dubs, B. 1998. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3. [lists as R. macrantha Mart. ex Nees].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. [lists as R. macrantha Mart. ex Nees].
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). [lists as R. macrantha (Nees) Lindau].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [lists as R. macrantha Mart. ex Nees].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [lists as R. macrantha Mart. ex Nees].
  • Llamas, K. A. 2003. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation.
  • Sano, S. M. et al., eds. 2008. Cerrado: ecologia e flora, 2 vols. 2:452. [lists as R. macrantha (Nees) Lindau].
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. [lists as R. macrantha Nees].


Check other web resources for Ruellia macrantha (Nees) Gower:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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