Ruellia sp. nov.

 

This species – surely sister or very very near to Ruellia tarapotana that I just recently learned with Dina and Manuel in Bolivia…..but clearly different by its white corollas. I don’t think it has a name. Surrender to the mystery.

We found it in two localities in southern Colombia, both in the vicinity of Morelia (not far from Florencia). Grows in very wet, still, quiet forests…

Wild collected, Colombia, Tripp et al. 5227 & 5228 (COLO); Photos (coming soon) by Erin Tripp, Manuel Luján, Grant Godden