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Ruellia (Wild Petunia) is a genus of shrub in the family Acanthaceae. This genus is extinct. They are native to Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and The Contiguous United States. Flowers are visited by American Bumblebee, Ruby Topaz, Reddish hermit, and Prestonia clarki. Individuals could grow to 20 m. They are facultatively mobile organisms.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
  • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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EOL has data for 16 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of wild petunia. View this species on GBIF