Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
member of the tribe Catacanthini
1-2 spp. range north into the US
Neotropical, with V. nigrorubra
reaching FL and V. violacea
--although the two may be just color forms of the same sp.
Info provided by D.B. Thomas (pers. comm. to =v=, 12.ii.2010 & 26.xii.2012)