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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & SW. Mexico.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Mexico Central, Mexico Southwest

Ruellia fruticosa Sessé & Moc. ex DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2010 Daniel, T.F. [5776], Mexico K000064300
Jan 1, 2015 Pringle, C.G. [8409], Guerrero Ruellia cupheoides K000064301 isotype

First published in Calques Fl. Mexique 2: 1070 (1874)

Accepted by

  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Tripp, E.A. (2010). Taxonomic revision of Ruellia section Chiropterophila (Acanthaceae): a lineage of rare and endemic species from Mexico Systematic Botany 35: 629-661.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Tripp, E.A. (2010). Taxonomic revision of Ruellia section Chiropterophila (Acanthaceae): a lineage of rare and endemic species from Mexico Systematic Botany 35: 629-661.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0