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M Aphelandra formosa (Humb. & Bonpl.) Nees is an accepted name

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

The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Prodr. 11: 301 1847.

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


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Aphelandra carduifolia Hook. Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Aphelandra formosa var. polystachya Nees Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Aphelandra mutisii Leonard Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Hygrophila formosa (Bonpl.) Spreng. Synonym M TRO

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2643527, and has not been changed.