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

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central

Ruellia nitens (Nees) Wassh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pires, J.M. [57893], Brazil K001032507
Hunt, D.R. [5537], Brazil K001032510
Irwin, H.S. [6247], Brazil K001032520
Heringer, E.P. [4066], Brazil K001032505
Pires, J.M. [57893], Brazil K001032511
Harley, R.M. [19798], Brazil K001032516
Mendonça, R.C. [3021], Brazil K001032513
Ganev, W. [109], Brazil K001032515
Irwin, H.S. [17503], Brazil K001032509
[Glaziou] [21879], Brazil K000534253 isotype
Delprete, P.G. [9909], Brazil K001032503
Ganev, W. [3125], Brazil K001032517
Mendonça, R.C. [3021], Brazil K001032512
Irwin, H.S. [6247], Brazil K001032508
Hunt, D.R. [6099], Brazil K001032519
Brooks, R.R. [551], Brazil K001032506
Ganev, W. [242], Brazil K001032514
Dubs, B. [1644], Brazil K001032504
Ganev, W. [3370], Brazil K001032518

First published in Kew Bull. 48: 17 (1993)

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.

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