A synopsis of Rungia (Acanthaceae) in Thailand


  • Kanokorn Rueangsawang Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok 10240, Thailand.
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Department of Biology & Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.
  • David Simpson Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UK.




Lectotype, new combination, Rungia, taxonomy


A synopsis of the genus Rungia in Thailand is presented. The 14 species are listed together with a synoptic account of each species and an identification key is provided. Rungia repens is selected as the type of Rungia. One species, Rungia brandisii is a new record for Thailand. Lectotypes are selected for Rungia adnata, R. brandisii, R. diversibracteata, R. maculata, R. rivicola, R. subtilifolia and R. tenuissima. A new combination, Rungia polyneura is made for Justicia polyneura which is found to belong within Rungia based on morphological characters.


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How to Cite

Rueangsawang, K., Suddee, S., Chantaranothai, P., & Simpson, D. (2020). A synopsis of Rungia (Acanthaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 48(1), 61–71. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2020.48.1.11




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