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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Peninsula Malaysia, Taiwan to Philippines.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Caroline Is.

Ruellia repens L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 22, 1985 Kerr, A.F.G. [9092], Thailand K000882504 Unknown type material
Apr 22, 1985 Kerr, A.F.G. [13308], Thailand K000882506 Unknown type material
Brazil K000534245 holotype
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2384] K001115823
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2384], India K001115828
Kerr, A.F.G. [13308], Thailand K000882505 Unknown type material
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2384] K001115826
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2384] K001115825
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2384], India K001115827
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2384] K001115824
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2380] Ruellia cernua K001115805
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2380] Ruellia cernua K001115806
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2380] Ruellia cernua K001115807

First published in Mant. Pl.: 89 (1767)

Accepted by

  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh l?c các loài th?c v?t Vi?t Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà N?i : Nhà xu?t b?n Nông nghi?p.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh l?c các loài th?c v?t Vi?t Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà N?i : Nhà xu?t b?n Nông nghi?p.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

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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