Taxon: Thunbergia grandiflora Roxb.

 
Genus: Thunbergia
Family: Acanthaceae
  Subfamily: Thunbergioideae
Nomen number: 36606
Place of publication: J. Bellenden Ker, Bot. Reg. 6: t. 495. 1820 (Hort. bengal. 45. 1814, nom. nud.)
Comment: for discussion of authorship see Edinburgh J. Bot. 51:176. 1994
Name Verified on: 09-Jun-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Nov-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Hainan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Singapore
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Samoa
  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname
    • Western South America: Ecuador

  • Cultivated:

    . also widely cult.

    Adventive:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Guatemala

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