Dicliptera chinensis

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Dicliptera chinensis
Dicliptera chinensis


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Justicieae
Subtribus: Justiciinae
Genus: Dicliptera
Species: Dicliptera chinensis



Dicliptera chinensis (L.) Juss., 1807


  • Homotypic
    • Diapedium chinense (L.) K.D.Koenig, Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2: 189 (1805)
    • Justicia chinensis L., Sp. Pl.: 16 (1753)
  • Heterotypic
    • Dicliptera roxburghiana Nees, N.Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 111 (1832)
    • Justicia canescens Wall., Numer. List: n.° 2423 (1830)
    • Justicia chinensis Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 125 (1820), nom. illeg.
    • Justicia rotundifolia Wall., Numer. List: n.° 2489 (1830), not validly publ.
    • Justicia sexangularis Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 5 (1775), sensu auct.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Asia
      • China (Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Hongkong, Macao, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan), Taiwan, Indochina, Pakistan (Baluchistan, Quetta, Waziristan, Kurram, N.W.Frontier Prov., Dir, Swat, Pakistani Punjab, Salt Range, Rawalpindi,

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names

English: Chinese foldwing
日本語: ヤンバルハグロソウ
Tiếng Việt: Lá diễn
中文: 華九頭獅子草
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