Acanthaceae_Ruellia laslobasensis

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Family Acanthaceae
Basionym Ruellia laslobasensisTripp 
Original Identification Ruellia laslobasensis sp. nov. ined.
Current Taxon Ruellia laslobasensisTripp
Protologue Citation Systematic Botany 35: 649-650. 2010.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 399031
Comments  
Primary Collector Erin Tripp
Collector Number 317
Collection Date 8 Dec 2007
Country Mexico
Province/State Oaxaca
Plant Location Notes 9 km NW of Santa Maria Xadani, plants uncommon in areas around Las Lobas, southeastern slopes of Cerro de Lobo, 2 km N of Finca Monte Carlo; 16°00'27.8''N, 96°6'32.6"W, approx. 1170 m; semi-evergreen tropical forest with mixed coffee and Ficus, Inga and Poinsettia; corollas opening at 22:00 and remaining open through following afternoon; sympatric with Ruella conzattii.
Plant Description Notes Small shrubs to 1.5 m, corollas pale yellow.
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Broad geographical location North America
Acanthaceae_Ruellia laslobasensis2
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