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M Justicia americana (L.) Vahl is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Justicia (family Acanthaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Symb. Bot. 2: 15 1791.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


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Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Dianthera americana L. Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Dianthera americana Blanco Misapplied M WCSP (in review)
Dianthera americana var. subcoriacea (Fernald) Shinners Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Dianthera ensiformis Walter Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Dicliptera americana (L.) Alph. Wood Synonym M TRO
Ecbolium americanum (L.) Kuntze Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Gendarussa pedunculosa C.Presl Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Justicia americana var. americana Synonym L TRO
Justicia americana var. subcoriacea Fernald Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Justicia ensiformis (Walter) Elliott Synonym M TRO
Justicia pedunculosa Michx. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Rhytiglossa ensiformis Alph.Wood Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Rhytiglossa pedunculosa Nees Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Rostellularia blancoi Hassk. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)

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Earlier versions

This name record (from WCSP (in review)) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Justicia americana in version 1 of The Plant List.