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Ruellia brevifolia (tropical wild petunia)

Synonyms: Aporuellia borneensis; Cyrtacanthus corymbosus; Echinacanthus dichotomus; Ruellia amoena; Ruellia graecizans; Ruellia longifolia; Ruellia serratitheca; Ruellia ventricosa; Stephanophysum brevifolium; Stephanophysum longifolium; Stephanophysum macrandrum; Stephanophysum ventricosum

Wikipedia Abstract

Red Christmas Pride or Tropical Wild Petunia is an ornamental plant native of Argentina, Cerrado vegetation of Brazil, and Mexico.
View Wikipedia Record: Ruellia brevifolia

Invasive Species

Ruellia brevifolia is an herbaceous perennial that can reach up to 1 metre in height. A native of tropical South America, it is grown in many countries as an ornamental. It is naturalized in Australia, Hawaii and La Réunion, where it invades natural and semi-natural habitats.
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Attributes

Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

Predators

Anartia amathea (Butterfly)[3]
Junonia evarete (Buckeye)[3]
Ortilia ithra[3]
Siproeta trayja[4]

Distribution

Oceania;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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