, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 422–425

A new species, new combinations, and a new name in Acanthaceae from northern South America

  • Dieter C. Wasshausen

DOI: 10.2307/2807572

Cite this article as:
Wasshausen, D.C. Brittonia (1995) 47: 422. doi:10.2307/2807572


A new species of Acanthaceae (Ruellia saülensis) is described and illustrated from French Guiana, and three new combinations (Justicia potarensis, J. flaviflora, andJ. tobagensis) and one new name (Justicia coppenamensis) are proposed. The new species is compared to its closest relative (Ruellia rubra), and a justification of the transfers is provided.

Key words

RuelliaJusticiaFrench GuianaGuianasTrinidadTobagoAcanthaceae

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter C. Wasshausen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanySmithsonian InstitutionWashington, DCU.S.A.