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

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Neuracanthus africanus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanus T. Anderson ex S. MooreSDescription, Image
decorus S. Moore subsp. strobilinus (C.B. Clarke) Bidgood & BrummittN

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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 Malawi: Genus page: Neuracanthus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1341, retrieved 29 November 2022

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