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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Acanthaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A slightly woody herb 1 ft. or more high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
White flowers about 2 in. long more or less like the last (Ruellia praetermissa) but a longer tube.

Native to:

Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo

Ruellia togoensis (Lindau) Heine appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 30, 1960 Chevalier, A. [21816], Ivory Coast K000394006 holotype
Nov 30, 1960 Warnecke [264], Togo K000394007 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 16: 181 (1962)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 16 181 (1962).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
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