7977.000 Neuracanthus Nees

Bidgood, S. & Brummitt, R.K. (1998) A revision of the genus Neuracanthus (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin 53(1) 1-75

Description of the genus

Suffrutex, perennial herb or subshrub. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, spicate or spherical. Bracts overlapping, in 4-6 rows, usually with prominent longitudinal veins, each subtending a single flower. Calyx 2-lipped with upper lip 3-lobed and lower 2-lobed; tube shorter than lobes. Corolla: tube short; limb funnel-shaped, 2-lipped, with a shallowly 2-lobed upper lip. Capsule 2-4-seeded. Seeds with hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: 20 species from tropical Africa and Arabia to India

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Neuracanthus africanus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africanus T. Anderson ex S. MooreN/E,C,SLk,SDescription, Image
decorus S. Moore subsp. strobilinus (C.B. Clarke) Bidgood & BrummittWCb

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Neuracanthus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Neuracanthus
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Tropicos: Neuracanthus
Wikipedia: Neuracanthus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Neuracanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1341, retrieved 18 July 2024

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