Rhinacanthus nasutus

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Rhinacanthus nasutus


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: Rhinacanthus
Species: Rhinacanthus nasutus
Varieties: R. n. var. montanus – R. n. var. nasutus


Rhinacanthus nasutus (L.) Kuntze, 1891


  • Homotypic
    • Justicia nasuta L. in Sp. Pl.: 16 (1753)
    • Rhinacanthus communis Nees in N.Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 109 (1832), nom. superfl.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • China (Yunnan, Guangdong, Hainan), India (throughout), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines (I), peninsular Malaysia (chiefly in the north), Sri Lanka, Malesia, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Yangon)
  • Continental: Africa
      • Madagascar, Comores (Grande Comore, Mayotte), Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo)

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



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தமிழ்: நாக மல்லிகை
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