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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Guatemala.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Guatemala, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Ruellia spissa Leonard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2015 Palmer, E. [650], Mexico K000064382
Jan 1, 1994 Mexico K000534099
Dec 20, 1935 Hinton, G.B. [1231], Mexico K000064369
Hinton, G.B. [13039], Mexico K000064368
Hinton, G.B. [13004], Mexico K000064372
Palmer, E. [218], Jalisco K000064374 isotype
Pringle, C.G. [2500], Mexico K000064371
Pringle, C.G. [11079], Mexico K000064373

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1938: 61 (1938)

Accepted by

  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

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