Scientific names include Ruellia brittoniana, R. coerulea and R. tweediana, but taxonomists now use the name Ruellia simplex, which was the first name used to describe this species. Ruellia (Acanthaceae family) Is commonly known as the 'wild petunia', however are no-where related to the Petunia sps. Origin. Ruellia is a genus of flowering plants commonly known as ruellias or wild petunias. Ruellia simplex Wright, apud Sauvalle (synonym) Ruellia spectabilis Britton (ambiguous synonym) ... Ruellia tweedieana Griseb. Flowers purple, mauve, funnel-shaped; erect herb to about 1 m tall. Video ID segment (2-3 minutes) Adobe Flash needed to view video. The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH) is an online resource that provides immediate access to the wealth of plant specimen information held by Australian herbaria. Ci. IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) Publication Anales de la Academia de Ciencias Medicas, Fisicas y Naturales de la Habana. Names of Ruellia Tuberosa in various languages of the world are also given. This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists. Borne solitary or in clusters at the tips of purplish stems, they rise above the foliage of lance-shaped, glossy green leaves. How Ruellia Tuberosa is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. Ruellia simplex was previously known as R. tweediana. Ruellia tweedieana, Cryphiacanthus angustifolius, Ruellia spectabilis, Ruellia coerulea, Ruellia brittoniana Common Name: Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia, Mexican Bluebells, Florida Bluebells, Spanish Ladies I don’t know why this plant has so many names, but if you research it, you should also check the following synonyms: R. brittoniana, R. coerulea, R. malacosperma, R. tweediana , and Cryphiacanthus angustifolius . Leaf blades lanceolate to narrowlly elliptic or linear, c. 5–16 cm long, 0.3–1.5 cm wide, entire, subulate to acute apically, glabrous with sessile glands on abaxial surface. Ruellia simplex C.Wright, Anales Acad. non Griseb. The species epithet simplex refers to the simple, not compound leaves. Ruellia abbreviata. This plant is native to South America, Mexico, and Caribbean region. Ruellia simplex. Species recognized by EOL Dynamic Hierarchy 1.1 and EOL Dynamic Hierarchy 1.1 Reference taxon from World Plants in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Although Ruellia simplex has lovely blooms, due to its invasive tendencies it is not a good plant for Florida gardens. Ruellia simplex C.Wright Common names A-Ias-doce-me-voy in language. Ruellia brittoniana (Mexican Petunia) is a shrubby perennial boasting a profusion of petunia-like, vibrant lavender-blue flowers, 2 in. Invades habitats rapidly and is very adaptable, able to tolerate a variety of environmental conditions. Wood, comb. [1] [2] Contents. II, 1987: Nilgiri: Ruellia tuberosa L. Herb Native Introduced Native and Introduced. Ruellia tweediana auct. Species recognized by Mexico Species List and NCBI. Preferred Names. Ruellia simplex. We moved into our current home nine months go and I've been trying to eradicate this plant from two separate areas of my yard ever since. AVH is a collaborative project of the state, Commonwealth and territory herbaria, developed under the auspices of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH), representing the major Australian collections. Synonyms: Ruellia angustifolia (Nees) Lindau APNI* Ruellia tweediana Griseb. ... Ruellia simplex C.Wright is introduced into North America, Australia and Asia. Ruellia simplex, an older and overlooked name for Ruellia tweediana and Ruellia coerulea (Acanthaceae). Common Name(s): softseed wild petunia [English] Britton's wild petunia [English] Accepted Name(s): Ruellia simplex C. Wright : Taxonomic Status: Current Standing: not accepted - synonym : Data Quality Indicators: Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met