8079.000 Isoglossa Oerst.

Brummitt, R.K. (1985) Additions to the tropical African species of Isoglossa (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin 40 785-791

Description of the genus

Herbs or soft shrubs. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, thyrsoid or spicate. Bracts and bracteoles small. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed with distinct rugula; lower lip shortly 3-lobed with 2 raised ridges on the palate. Stamens 2, fertile, 2-thecous; staminodes 0. Pollen grains spherical.

Worldwide: c.50 species, Old World tropics to Arabia

Zambia: 7 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Celaenorrhinus mokeezi (Large sprite, Christmas forester)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bracteosa Mildbr.EMc
cataractarum Brummitt & FeikaN,WCb,N
eylesii (S. Moore) BrummittN,W,C,SNw,Cb,N,Mc,C,SDescription, Image
floribunda C.B. Clarke subsp. floribunda CLkDescription, Image
grandiflora S.MooreNN,Mc
mbalensis BrummittNN
strigosula C.B. ClarkeN,EMc,E

Other sources of information about Isoglossa:

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Flora of Malawi: Isoglossa
Flora of Mozambique: Isoglossa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Isoglossa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Isoglossa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Isoglossa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Isoglossa
Wikipedia: Isoglossa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Isoglossa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Isoglossa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Isoglossa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1355, retrieved 27 September 2022

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