Ruellia inflata cladeErin Tripp
- Ruellia acutangula (Nees) Lindau
- Ruellia elegans Poir.
- Ruellia eurycodon Lindau
- Ruellia exserta Wassh.
- Ruellia inflata Rich.
- Ruellia steyermarkii Wassh.
- Ruellia subsessilis (Mart.) Lindau
Note: this taxon list is still under construction. It does not yet contain all known Ruellia inflata clade subgroups.
The Ruellia inflata clade contains species having red or greenish-yellow flowers. Those with the latter have floral morphologies suggestive of bat-pollination, though next to nothing is known about their pollination biology.
Members of this group occur in South America, especially in Brazil and Venezuela. Three species in this clade are also scrambling vines or lianas which is an unusual habit in Ruellia.
Tripp, E. A. Evolutionary relationships within the species-rich genus Ruellia (Acanthaceae). Systematic Botany, in press.
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