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Taxon: Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl.

Genus: Thunbergia
Family: Acanthaceae subfamily: Thunbergioideae. Also placed in: Thunbergiaceae
Nomen number: 36609
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. 1856:260. 1856
Name verified on: 09-Jun-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Jun-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indo-China: Myanmar
    Malesia: Malaysia [Malaya]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia

  • also cultivated in tropics


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Meyer, J.-Y. & C. Lavergne. 2004. Beautés fatales: Acanthaceae species as invasive alien plants on tropical Indo-Pacific islands. Diversity & Distrib. 10:333–347.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [mentions].

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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].
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