Ruellia tweediana, a new name for a well known Queensland weed

A.R. Bean, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland 4066, Australia.


The weedy hydrophilous Ruellia occurring in Queensland has been mis-named as Ruellia brittoniana or R. malacosperma. The correct name for this weed is Ruellia tweediana Griseb.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2006) 21 (4) 170-172.