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Acanthaceae

Ruellia davisiorum Tharp & F.A.Barkley

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Ruellia Status: Valid

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Notes: Ruellia davisiorum, cited by Hatch et al. (1990) for vegetational area 4, apparently occurs only to the s of nc TX. It is similar to R. metziae , but differs in having bluish lavender corollas and short (3-6 cm long), ovate to broadly ovate leaf blades. (davisiorum: for L. Irby Davis and Anna Tarrance Davis of Harlingen, TX, friends of Tharp and Barkley and donors of collections)