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Taxon: Ruellia simplex C. Wright

Genus: Ruellia
Family: Acanthaceae subfamily: Acanthoideae tribe: Ruellieae.
Nomen number: 455109
Place of publication: F. A. Sauvalle, Anales Acad. Ci. Méd. Habana 6:321. 1870 (Fl. cub. 97)
Name verified on: 17-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Apr-2008
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Mexican blue-bells   (Source: Trop Flow Pl [as R. tweedieana]) – English
  • Spanish-ladies   (Source: Trop Flow Pl [as R. tweedieana]) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F Pak, as Ruellia brittoniana)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago
    Brazil: Brazil [s.e.]
    Western South America: Bolivia [w.]
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Synonyms:


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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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?455109 (24 October 2014)

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