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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central America, NE. Brazil.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

Ruellia ochroleuca Mart. ex Nees appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Saltzmann [s.n.], Bahia K000534250
Jan 1, 1989 Gardner [900], Bahia K000534251 syntype
Jan 1, 1985 Gardner [900], Brazil K000534249 syntype
Saltzmann [s.n.], Bahia K000534252
Silva, L.F. [86], Brazil K001032609
Reichenbach [s.n.], Brazil K001032608
Rodrigues, E. [80], Brazil K001032610
Melo, M.R.C.S. [209], Brazil K001032611
Ule, E. [9114], Ceará Lychniothyrsus mollis K000534047

First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 9: 56 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Tripp, E.A. & McDade, L.A. (2012). New synonymies for Ruellia (Acanthaceae) of Costa Rica and notes on other neotropical species Brittonia 64: 305-317. New York Botanical Garden.

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