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Ruellia inundata HBK;

Herb; stems and leaves densely pubescent; leaves opposite, simple, elliptic, base somewhat decurrent on the petiole, margin toothed, apex acute; inflorescence a terminal panicle; corolla tubular with 5 short lobes; fruit an obovoid capsule with elastically dispersed seeds.

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Ruellia paniculata also from the Yucatan region is similar but has cylindrical, not obovoid, fruits.