Thunbergia grandiflora

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Thunbergia grandiflora
Thunbergia grandiflora


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: Thunbergioideae
Tribus: Thunbergieae
Genus: Thunbergia
Subgenus: T. subg. Hexacentris
Species: Thunbergia grandiflora


Thunbergia grandiflora (Roxb. ex Rottler) Roxb., 1820.

  • Type locality: witout date, India.
  • Lectotype: Roxburgh, in Ker Gawler, Bot. Reg. 6: t. 495. 1820). Lectotypified by Kartesz & Gandhi, Phytologia 71: 89. 1991.


  • Homotypic
    • Pleuremidis grandiflora (Roxb.) Raf. in Fl. Tellur. 4: 67 (1838)
  • Heterotypic
    • Flemingia grandiflora Roxb. ex Rottler in Neue Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 4: 202 (1803)
    • Thunbergia adenophora W.W.Sm. in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 10: 74 (1917)
    • Thunbergia chinensis Merr. in Philipp. J. Sci. 21: 510 (1922)
    • Thunbergia clarkei T.Yamaz. in J. Jap. Bot. 46: 52 (1971)
    • Thunbergia cordifolia Nees in Candolle, Prodr. 11: 55 (1847)
    • Thunbergia grandiflora f. alba Leonard in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 31: 679 (1958)
    • Thunbergia grandiflora var. axillaris C.B.Clarke in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 4: 392 (1884)
    • Thunbergia grandiflora f. citrina Leonard in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 31: 679 (1958)
    • Thunbergia grandiflora var. cordiflora Benoist in unknown publication (1935)
    • Thunbergia grandiflora var. racemosa Nees in Candolle, Prodr. 11: 54 (1847)
    • Thunbergia lacei Gamble in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1913: 116 (1913)
    • Thunbergia malvifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. in Numer. List: n.° 768 (1829), not validly publ.
    • Thunbergia talbotiae S.Moore in J. Bot. 52: 31 (1914)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia
      • China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian), India (throughout), Bhutan, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Bengal, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Mandalay, Yangon)

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Roxburgh, W. in Ker Gawler, J.B. 1820. Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. London 6: t. 495. 1820 (Hort. bengal. 45. 1814, nom. nud.)

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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Großblütige Thunbergia
English: clockvine, blue sky vine, Bengal clock vine, Bengal trumpet, blue trumpet vine
español: Brisa de la mañana, Corona del rey
suomi: Kellosusanna
Nederlands: grootbloemige thunbergia
русский: Тунбергия крупноцветковая
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