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

Native to:

Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

Ruellia macrantha (Nees) Van Houtte appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1980 Claussen, P. [s.n.], Minas Gerais K000534085 syntype
Jan 1, 1980 s.coll. [1043], Minas Gerais K000534084
Gardner [5132], Minas Gerais K000534081
Williams, L.O. [6805], Brazil K001046072
Smith, D. [295], Brazil K001046078
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K001032551
Duarte, A.P. [8073], Brazil K001032555
Gardner [5132], Minas Gerais K000534079
Irwin, H.S. [29395], Brazil K001046071
Smith, D. [295], Brazil K001046077
Burchell [7009], Brazil K001032557
Saint-Hilaire, A. [s.n.], Brazil K001032552
s.coll. [s.n.] K001046076
Fontella [1084], Brazil K001032556
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000534083
Souza, V.C. [11906], Brazil K001046070
Widgren [s.n.], Brazil K001032559
Mello-Silva, R. [2932], Brazil K001032554
Burchell [7009], Brazil K001032548
Claussen, P. [s.n.], Brazil K001032553
Gardner [3419], Goiás K000534078 holotype
Burchell [7009], Brazil K001032549
Ferreira, A.R. [705], Brazil K001032550
Glaziou [15296a], Brazil K001032558
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000534082
Harris [s.n.], Brazil K001046073
Harris [s.n.], Brazil K001046074
Claussen, P. [s.n.], Minas Gerais K000534080

First published in Nursery Cat. (Louis van Houtte) 177: 98 (1878-1879 publ. 1878)

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

  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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