Taxon: Mussaenda macrophylla Wall.

Genus: Mussaenda
Family: Rubiaceae
  Subfamily: Ixoroideae
      Tribe: Mussaendeae
Nomen number: 24778
Place of publication: W. Roxburgh, Fl. ind. 2:228. 1824
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Oct-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Nepal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
    • Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Jayaweera, D. M. A. 1963. The rubiaceous genus Mussaenda: the species of the Philippine Islands J. Arnold Arbor. 44:244.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 1922-1926 (F Philipp)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Mussaenda macrophylla Wall. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.