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Firespike
Odontonema tubiforme (Bertol.) Kuntze

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Lamiales »  family Acanthaceae »  genus Odontonema - toothedthread

Scientific synonyms

Odontonema callistachyum (Schlechtendal & Chamisso) O. Kuntze
Justicia tubaeformis Bertol.
Thyrsacanthus tubaeformis (Bertol.) Nees
Odontonema tubaeforme (Bertol.) Kuntze

Other names

= Cardinal Flower
= Cardinal Guard
= Firespike
= Purple Firespike
= Scarlet Flame

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Links and literature

EN C. Ulloa et al. (2017): An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas, Science. 358. 1614-1617 [as Odontonema tubaeforme (Bertol.) Kuntze]
Data retrieved on: 1 April 2020

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