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

Malawi: 10 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 divisionsContent
bracteosa Mildbr.N
eliasbandae BrummittS
floribunda C.B. Clarke subsp. floribunda SDescription, Image
grandiflora S.MooreN,S
gregorii (S. Moore) LindauC,S
membranacea C.B. Clarke subsp. membranacea N
milanjiensis S. MooreSDescription, Image
multinervis I. Darbysh.N
pawekiae Brummitt & FeikaN
strigosula C.B. ClarkeN,C

Other sources of information about Isoglossa:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Isoglossa
Flora of Zambia: 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Isoglossa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Isoglossa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Isoglossa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1355, retrieved 26 April 2019

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