Ruellia prostrata

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Ruellia prostrata, like R. patula, is widespread across tropical and subtropical Africa. The former has pubescent ovaries while the latter has glabrous ovaries (there are other differences – ask me). I don’t have anything profound to say about this species at the moment. I’m terribly sorry.

Wild collected, Ethiopia, Tripp & Ensermu #894 (RSA-POM); Photo by Erin Tripp 

 

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