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Taxon: Fittonia albivenis (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt

Genus: Fittonia
Family: Acanthaceae subfamily: Acanthoideae tribe: Justicieae.
Nomen number: 404718
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 182:165, t. 788. 1979
Name verified on: 01-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • mosaic-plant   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii]) – English
  • nerveplant   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii var. argyroneura]) – English
  • silver fittonia   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii var. argyroneura]) – English
  • silver netleaf   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • silver netplant   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii var. argyroneura]) – English
  • silver-nerve   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii var. argyroneura]) – English
  • silver-threads   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii var. argyroneura]) – English
  • snakeskinplant   (Source: Dict Gard [as F. verschaffeltii var. pearcei]) – English
  • Silbernetzblatt   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Hortus 3, as F. verschaffeltii; Dict Gard, as F. verschaffeltii)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: Venezuela - Merida, Nueva Esparta
    Brazil: Brazil - Acre, Amazonas
    Western South America: Bolivia - La Paz, Pando; Colombia; Ecuador - Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza; Peru - Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huanuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Puno, San Martin, Ucayali

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 1979. Fittonia albivenis: Acanthaceae. Bot. Mag. 182: t. 788.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= F. verschaffeltii (Lem.) Van Houtte].
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Llamas, K. A. 2003. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation.
  • Wasshausen, D. C. & J. R. I. Wood. 2004. Acanthaceae of Bolivia. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 49:35.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Fittonia albivenis (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt:

  • 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:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?404718 (19 December 2014)

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