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  1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ruellia Plum. ex L.
      1. Ruellia blechum L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Florida to Caribbean, Mexico to Venezuela and Bolivia.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 2285 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    Preocupación Menor

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Fiji, Marianas, Nauru, Taiwan

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ruellia blechum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 24, 2003 Reynoso et al. [7776], Philippines Blechum pyramidatum K000184372
    Jan 1, 1993 Breedlove, D.E. [67001], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064394
    Dec 20, 1935 Hinton, G.B. [2992], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064405
    Dec 20, 1935 Hinton, G.B. [5497], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064406
    Spruce, R. [5537], Ecuador Blechum pyramidatum K000202117
    Ule, E. [9819], Brazil Blechum pyramidatum K001032714
    Pringle, C.G. [6807], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064402
    Palmer, E. [320], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064398
    Palmer, E. [1357], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064401
    Palmer, E. [159], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064403
    Gaumer, G.F., Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064400
    Gaumer, G.F. [23553], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064407
    Gaumer, G.F. [1693], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064408
    Sinclair [s.n.], Panama Blechum pyramidatum K000196687
    Sinclair [s.n.] Blechum pyramidatum K000196688
    González O., J. [333], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064404
    Daniel, T.F. [6137], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064396
    Daniel, T.F. [4900], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064397
    le D' Gouin, M., Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064399
    Rothschild, B.M. [180], Mexico Blechum pyramidatum K000064395
    Schack, Baron [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago Blechum pyramidatum K000196696
    Schack, Baron [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago Blechum pyramidatum K000196697 Unknown type material
    Bourgeau, M. [1389], Mexico Blechum linnaei K000064393
    Sinclair [s.n.], Panama Blechum linnaei K000196694
    Sinclair [s.n.] Blechum linnaei K000196695 isotype
    Oct 1, 1986 Ecuador Blechum brownei K000196689
    Oct 1, 1986 Sinclair, Ecuador Blechum brownei K000196692
    Sinclair, Panama Blechum brownei K000196691
    Sinclair, Panama Blechum brownei K000196690

    Bibliography

    First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1120 (1759)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

    Not accepted by

    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. [Cited as Blechum pyramidatum.]

    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.
    • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Reddy, G.V.P. (2011). Survey of invasive plants on Guam and identification of the 20 most widespread Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 41: 263-274.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Correa A., Mireya D. Galdames, Carmen Correa A., M. D., C. Galdames & M. S. de Stapf (2004). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Panamá: 1-599. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Balick, M. J., M. H. Nee & D.E. Atha (2000). Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 85: 1-246.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
    • Thaman, R.R., Fosberg, F.R., Manner, H.I. & Hassall, D.C. (1994). The Flora of Nauru Atoll Research Bulletin 392: 1-223.
    • Cirilo, N. & Proctor, G.R. (1994). Vascular plants of the Caribbean Swan islands of Honduras Brenesia 41-42: 73-80.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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