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Baden, C. (1981) The genus Anisotes (Acanthaceae), a taxonomic revision Nord. J. Bot. 1

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves opposite. Calyx actinomorphic, hairy; lobes 5. Corolla 2-lipped, red or orange; lips long; upper minutely lobed, lower 3-lobed with a distinct keel and 2 channels on lower surface. Fertile stamens 2. Anthers attached parallel to filaments; pollen prolate. Capsule woody, with inelastic placental bases. Seeds 4, lacking hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical Africa, South Africa (Northern Province) and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bracteatus Milne-Redh.C/ELkDescription
nyassae C. BadenEMc
pubinervis (T. Anderson) HeineW,ECb,McImage

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anisotes
Flora of Malawi: Anisotes
Flora of Mozambique: Anisotes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anisotes

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anisotes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anisotes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anisotes
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iNaturalist: Anisotes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anisotes
JSTOR Plant Science: Anisotes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anisotes
Plants of the World Online: Anisotes
Tropicos: Anisotes
Wikipedia: Anisotes

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Anisotes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1359, retrieved 3 October 2023

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