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Houstonia sharpii

Houstonia sharpii

Houstonia sharpii, the Hidalgo bluet, is a plant species in the family Rubiaceae. It is a herbaceous perennial up to 30 cm tall, spreading by means of stolons spreading along the surface of the ground. It also has white flowers.[2][3] It is native to the states of Hidalgo, Puebla and Veracruz in Mexico.[1][4][5]

Houstonia sharpii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Houstonia
H. sharpii
Binomial name
Houstonia sharpii

Hedyotis sharpii (Terrell) G.L.Nesom


  1. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. Terrell, Edward Everett. 1980. Two new species and a new combination in Houstonia (Rubiaceae). Brittonia 32: 490, f. 1. Houstonia sharpii
  3. Nesom, Guy L. 1988. Systematic Botany 13(3): 434, Hedyotis sharpii
  4. CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, Mexico City.
  5. Instituto de Biología. "Houstonia sharpii Torrell - IBUNAM:MEXU:PV1156910". UNIBIO: Colecciones Biológicas. 2010-05-27. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Consultada en: 2014-5-6. Disponible en: <>

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