Ruellia infundibuliformis (L.) Andrews


Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Ruellia

Description: 

Ruellia with opposite alternate leaves, lance-shaped, waved, ribbed, and shining. Flowers grow in terminal spikes, crowded together. Blossom funnel-shaped: segments of the border five-cleft and notched, spreading, wrinkled, of a scarlet colour, and yellow at the base. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 8: 542 in 1808 - It is the Justicia infundibuliformis of Linnaeus, but must, according to his own system, be removed to the class Tetrandria. We have seen it in many collections in great luxuriance. It is a native of the East Indies, and was introduced by the Right Hon. C. Greville, four or five years ago.

Synonym of Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees.

Basionym is Justicia infundibuliformis L.


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