Ruellia bourgaei

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Ruellia bourgaei
Ruellia bourgaei


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: Ruellieae
Subtribus: Ruelliinae
Genus: Ruellia
Sectio: Ruellia sect. Chiropterophila
Species: Ruellia bourgaei



Ruellia bourgaei Hemsl., 1879 ("bourgæi")

  • Type locality: "In montibus convallis Mexici", Mexico
  • Holotype: Bourgeau 885 (K; isotypes: GH, F, M, MEXU, NY, US)


  • Heterotypic
    • Cryphiacanthus dipteracanthus Nees in Candolle, Prodr. 11: 199 (1847)
    • Ruellia dipteracanthus (Nees) Hemsl. in Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 2: 504 (1882)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico (Colima, Ciudad de Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Zacatecas)

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Tripp, Erin A. (2010). "Taxonomic Revision of Ruellia Section Chiropterophila (Acanthaceae): a Lineage of Rare and Endemic Species from Mexico". Syst. Bot. 35(3):629–661. DOI: 10.1600/036364410792495845.

Vernacular names

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