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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Gentianales (110)

        Family: Rubiaceae (61)(family description)

          Genus: Mussaenda (4)

            Epithet: elegans Schumach. & Thonn. (4)

Synonym: Mussaenda hispida Engl.

elegans => graceful, neat, nice

hispida => with stiff hairs or bristles

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Mussaenda elegans at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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