Published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 238 in 1898.
Basionym Chelone ruellioides L.f.
From Bot. Repos. (Chelone ruellioides)
native of Chili, South America, and was introduced to the royal gardens at Kew in the year 1793, by Mr. Boutelow, the son of the gardener to the King of Spain, who was then in England pursuing his botanical studies.