Ruellia L.

, Sp. Pl. [Linnaeus] 2: 634 (1753).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Plantarum
2: 634
Date of Publication
1 Mai 1753
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Type Name
Designated Type: R. tuberosa L.
Chosen By
Britton & A.Br. Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (Britton & Brown), ed. 2. [3: 241]. 1913 [7 Jun 1913] ; M.L. Green, Nom. Prop. Brit. Bot. 169. Aug 1929


Eponymy: Jean Ruelle, after whom this genus has been named, was a French Botanist, born at Soissons in 1474, and died in 1537. He was at one time physician to Francis I., but afterwards abandoned medicine, and became a priest. In 1529, he published a good translation of Dioscorides; and in 1536, a work, Dc Natura Stirpium, which is chiefly remarkable as the first attempt to reduce into order the nomenclature of Botany; it was, in fact, the first introduction to Botany : that by Fuchsius, his contemporary, to his Historia Stirpium, in 1542, was the second. (vide Lindley, Edwards's Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1238. 1829)


Same citation as
Ruellia L., Sp. Pl. 2: 634 (1753).
Same citation as
Ruellia L., Species Plantarum (1753).