Checklist: Acanthaceae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Caprivi have been excluded.

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Justicia heterocarpa subsp. dinteri
Balkwill, K. & Welman, W.G. (2000) Acanthaceae. In Leistner, O.A. Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera. Strelitzia 10 34-45  
Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010) Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  
Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015) Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6)   
Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria  
Vollesen, K. (2009) Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa   
Vollesen, K. (2013) Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5)   
NamesFZ Divisions
Pogonospermum divaricatum (Licht. ex Roem. & Schult.) I.Darbysh. & Kiel
Adhatoda divaricata Nees
Justicia divaricata Nees
Justicia mossamedea S. Moore
Justicia namaensis Schinz
Justicia nepeta S. Moore
Monechma angustissimum S. Moore
Monechma divaricatum (Nees) C.B. Clarke
Monechma eremum S. Moore
Monechma fimbriatum C.B. Clarke
Monechma floridum C.B. Clarke
Monechma namaense (Schinz) C.B. Clarke
Monechma nepeta (S. Moore) C.B. Clarke
Monechma nepetoides C.B. Clarke
Monechma spissum C.B. Clarke
Monechma terminale S. Moore
Meiosperma bracteatum Justicia bracteata (Hochst.) Zarb.
Justicia bracteata (Hochst.) Zarb.
Monechma bracteatum Hochst.
Monechma debile sensu Schinz.
7909.000 NELSONIA R. Br.  
Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
Justicia canescens Lam.
Nelsonia campestris sensu Burkill
Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. var. vestita (Roem. & Schult.) E. Hossain
7914.000 THUNBERGIA Retz.  
Thunbergia dregeana Nees
Thunbergia monroi S. Moore
Thunbergia reticulata A. Rich.
Thunbergia alata Sims var. reticulata (Nees) Burkill
Thunbergia aurea N.E. Br.
7926.000 HYGROPHILA R.Br.  
Hygrophila abyssinica (Hochst. ex Nees) T.Anderson
Hygrophila prunelloides (S. Moore) Heine
Polyechma abyssinicum Nees
Synnema hygrophiloides Lindau
Hygrophila okavangensis P. G. Mey.
Hygrophila pilosa Burkill
7932.000 PHAULOPSIS Willd.  
Phaulopsis imbricata (Forssk.) Sweet
subsp. imbricata
Aetheilema imbricatum (Forssk.) Spreng.
Ruellia imbricata Forssk.
7940.000 DUOSPERMA Dayton  
DISPERMA C.B. Clarke  
Duosperma crenatum (Lindau) P.G. Mey.
Disperma crenatum (Lindau) Milne-Redh.
Disperma parviflorum (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Disperma quadrisepalum C.B. Clarke
Disperma quadrisepalum C.B. Clarke var. grandifolium S. Moore
Dyschoriste quadrisepala (C.B. Clarke) Lindau
Hygrophila crenata Lindau
Hygrophila parviflora Lindau
Duosperma quadrangulare (Klotzsch) Brummitt
Disperma affine (Lindau) S. Moore
Disperma angolense C.B. Clarke
Disperma dentatum C.B.Clarke
Disperma quadrangulare (Klotzsch) C.B. Clarke
Disperma viscidissimum S. Moore
Duosperma angolense (C.B. Clarke) Brummitt
Duosperma dentatum C.B. Clarke, invalid name
Hygrophila affinis Lindau
Hygrophila quadrangularis (Klotzsch) Lindau
Hygrophila sessilifolia sensu Lindau in Fries (1914), non Lindau
Nomaphila quadrangularis Klotzsch
7965.000 RUELLIA L.  
Ruellia patula Jacq.
Dipteracanthus patulus (Jacq.) Nees
Ruellia prostrata Poir.
Dipteracanthus prostratus (Poir.) Nees
Ruellia otaviensis auct.
Ruellia patula Jacq. var. prostrata (Poir.) Chiov.
7971.000 LEPIDAGATHIS Willd.  
Lepidagathis scabra C.B.Clarke
7972.000 CRABBEA Harv.  
Crabbea velutina S. Moore
Crabbea reticulata C.B. Clarke
7973.000 BARLERIA L.  
Barleria ameliae A. Meeuse
Barleria prionitis L. subsp. ameliae (A.Meeuse) Brummitt & J.R.I. Wood
Barleria capitata Klotzsch
Barleria megalosiphon Mildbr.
Barleria galpinii C.B. Clarke
Barleria lancifolia T. Anderson
Barleria lugardii C.B.Clarke
Barleria mackenii Hook.f. [LR-lc]
Barleria cunenensis Benoist
Barleria gibsonii sensu Shendage & Yadav in part
Barleria jucunda Benoist
Barleria jucunda Benoist var. pilosula Benoist
Barleria matopensis S.Moore
Barleria megalosiphon Mildbr.
Barleria pseudosomalia I. Darbysh.
Barleria senensis Klotzsch [LR-lc]
Barleria albida Lindau
Barleria eenii S. Moore
Barleria petrophila Lindau
Barleria spathulata N.E. Br.
7980.000 BLEPHARIS Juss.  
Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E. Mey. ex Schinz
var. integrifolia [LR-lc]
Acanthus integrifolius L.f.
Blepharis setosa Nees
Blepharis leendertziae Oberm. [LR-lc]
Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Roth [LR-lc]
Acanthus maderaspatensis L.
Blepharis abyssinica Hochst.
Blepharis boerhaviifolia Pers.
Blepharis boerhaviifolia Pers. var. micrantha Sond.
Blepharis boerhaviifolia Pers. var. nigrovenulosa De Wild. & T. Durand
Blepharis gueinzii T. Anderson
Blepharis maderaspatanus (L.) Roth var. abyssinica (Hochst.) Fiori, Boschi & Piante
Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Roth subsp. rubiifolia (Schum.) Napper
Blepharis teaguei Oberm.
Blepharis tenuiramea S. Moore [LR-lc]
Blepharis caloneura S. Moore var. angustifolia Oberm.
8007.000 ASYSTASIA Blume  
Asystasia intrusa (Forssk.) Blume
Asystasia coromandeliana Nees
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anderson subsp. micrantha (Nees) Ensermu
Asystasia pinguifolia T. Edwards
Justicia gangetica L.
8022.000 RUSPOLIA Lindau  
Ruspolia australis (Milne-Redh.) Vollesen
Ruspolia hypocrateriformis (Vahl) Milne-Redh. subsp. australis Milne-Redh.
8032.000 HYPOESTES Sol. ex R.Br.  
Hypoestes aristata (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
Hypoestes verticillaris (L.f.) Roem. & Schult.
Justicia aristata Vahl
Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
subsp. forskaolii
Hypoestes depauperata Lindau
Hypoestes echioides Lindau
Hypoestes latifolia Nees
Hypoestes mlanjensis C.B. Clarke
Hypoestes mollis T. Anderson
Hypoestes preussii Lindau
Hypoestes tanganyikensis C.B. Clarke
Hypoestes verticillaris (L.f.) Roem. & Schult.
Hypoestes violaceotincta Lindau
Justicia forskaolii Vahl
Justicia paniculata Forssk.
8061.000 MEGALOCHLAMYS Lindau  
Megalochlamys hamata (Klotzsch) Vollesen
Blechum hamatum Klotzsch
Ecbolium hamatum (Klotzsch) C.B. Clarke
Ecbolium lugardiae N.E. Br.
Megalochlamys strobilifera C.B. Clarke
8094.000 JUSTICIA L.  
JACOBINIA Nees ex Moricand  
MONECHMA Hochst.  
Justicia anselliana (Nees) T. Anderson
Justicia betonica L.
Adhatoda betonica (L.) Nees
Adhatoda cheiranthifolia Nees
Adhatoda lupulina Nees
Adhatoda variegata Nees var. pallidior Nees
Justicia betonicoides C.B. Clarke
Justicia cheiranthifolia (Nees) C.B. Clarke
Justicia pallidior (Nees) C.B. Clarke
Justicia pallidior (Nees) C.B. Clarke var. cooperi C.B. Clarke
Justicia uninervis S. Moore
Justicia exigua S. Moore
Justicia heterocarpa T. Anderson
subsp. dinteri (S. Moore) Hedrén
Justicia dinteri S. Moore
Justicia kirkiana T. Anderson
Justicia woodsiae S. Moore
Justicia matammensis (Schweinf.) Oliv.
Adhatoda matammensis Schweinf.
Justicia scandens Vahl
Justicia glabra Roxb.
Rhaphidospora glabra (Roxb.) Nees

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Checklist: Acanthaceae., retrieved 19 May 2024

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