Hypoestes phyllostachya

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Hypoestes phyllostachya
Hypoestes phyllostachya


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: Hypoestes
Species: Hypoestes phyllostachya


Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker, 1887


  • Heterotypic
    • Eranthemum sanguinolentum Veitch ex Van Houtte, Ann. Gén. Hort. 16: 157 (1865)
    • Hypoestes lasiostegia var. sanguinolenta (Veitch ex Van Houtte) Benoist, H.Perrier de la Bâthie, Cat. Pl. Madagasc. 182: 29 (1939)
    • Hypoestes sanguinolenta (Veitch ex Van Houtte) Hook., Bot. Mag. 91: t. 5511 (1865)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Africa
    • Regional:Western Indian Ocean
      • Madagascar
    • Introduced into:
      • Assam, Colombia, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Norfolk Is., Panamá, Paraguay

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



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Polka dot plant
français: Plante aux éphélides
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