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Taxon: Fittonia albivenis (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt

Genus: Fittonia
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Justicieae
Nomen number: 404718
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 182:165, t. 788. 1979
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

  • mosaic-plant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • nerveplant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • silver fittonia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • silver netleaf  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • silver netplant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • silver-nerve  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • silver-threads  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • snakeskinplant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Silbernetzblatt  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3, as F. verschaffeltii; Dict Gard, as F. verschaffeltii); ornamental (fide Hortus 3, as F. verschaffeltii; Dict Gard, as F. verschaffeltii)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Merida, Nueva Esparta]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Acre]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [La Paz, Pando] Colombia, Ecuador, [Morona Santiago, Napo, Pastaza] Peru [Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Puno, San Martín, Ucayali]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 (L Peru)
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 1979. Fittonia albivenis: Acanthaceae Bot. Mag. 182: t. 788.
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen (Zander Ency)
  4. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  5. Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. (L Venez ed2)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  7. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75 (L Ecuador)
  8. Llamas, K. A. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation (Trop Flow Pl)
  9. Wasshausen, D. C. & J. R. I. Wood 2004. Acanthaceae of Bolivia Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 49:35.

Check other web resources for Fittonia albivenis (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?404718. Accessed 26 June 2019.