8054.000 Rhinacanthus Nees

Darbyshire, I. & Harris, T. (2006) Notes on the Genus Rhinacanthus (Acanthaceae) in Africa with a Synopsis of the R. nasutus- R. gracilis Complex and a Key to the African Members of the Genus Kew Bulletin 61(3) 401-418

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, petiolate. Inflorescence pedunculate, usually terminal, sometimes axillary. Bracts inconspicuous, lanceolate. Calyx tube shallow; lobes 5, lanceolate. Corolla 2-lipped; tube long, narrow, much longer than lobes; upper lip ligulate, emarginate; lower 3-lobed, broad. Disk cup-shaped. Stamens 2; staminodes 0. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit clavate. Seeds black, rough, tuberculate, borne on retinacula.

Worldwide: 15 species in the tropical Old World

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
xerophilus A. MeeuseSE
zambesiacus I. Darbysh.NDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Rhinacanthus
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhinacanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhinacanthus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rhinacanthus
Wikipedia: Rhinacanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhinacanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhinacanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Rhinacanthus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1353, retrieved 21 January 2022

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