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Taxon: Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb.

Synonym of Ruellia blechum L.

Genus: Blechum
Family: Acanthaceae
Nomen number: 412287
Place of publication: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15:323. 1918
Name verified on: 12-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Jan-2012
No species priority site assigned.


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  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581. [accepts].
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. [accepts].
  • Daniel, T. F. 2004. Further range of Mexican Acanthaceae. Polibotanica 18:2. [accepts].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [accepts].
  • Liogier, A. H. 1981–. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. [accepts].
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. [accepts].
  • McDade, L. A. & E. A. Tripp. 2007. A synopsis of Costa Rican Ruellia (Acanthaceae), with descriptions of four new species. Brittonia 59:209.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= B. brownei Juss.].
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. [accepts].
  • Tripp, E. A. et al. 2009. New molecular and morphological insights prompt transfer of Blechum to Ruellia (Acanthaceae). Taxon 58:900.
  • Wasshausen, D. C. 1998. Acanthaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 63:102–103. [accepts].

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