Pachystachys spicata

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Pachystachys spicata


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Justicieae
Genus: Pachystachys
Species: Pachystachys spicata


Pachystachys spicata (Ruiz & Pav.) Wassh., 1986.


  • Justicia spicata Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. 1: 8, t. 9. 1798.
  • Pachystachys asperula Nees, Prodr. (DC.) 11: 320. 1847.
  • Justicia coccinea Willd. ex Nees, Prodr. (Candolle) 11: 320. 1847, nom. inval.
  • Justicia coccinea Hort.Berol. ex Nees, Prodr. (Candolle) 11: 431, 729. 1847, nom. inval.
  • Pachystachys riedeliana Nees, Fl. Bras. (Martius) 9: 99. 1847.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Colombia (Caquet, Meta, Valle), N-Brazil (Para, Amazonas, Acre, Rondonia), NE-Brazil (Bahia), SE-Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Venezuela (Amazonas, Sucre, Yaracuy), Guyana, French Guiana, Ecuador, Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, La Paz, Pando), Cuba, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent), Isla Margarita

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



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