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Genus: Acanthopsis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Acanthaceae

Eight species, endemic to southern Africa, occurring in arid regions.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Acanthopsis carduifolia

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape

 

Acanthopsis disperma

Distribution: South Africa > Western Cape, Northern Cape; Namibia

See le Roux & Schelpe (1988: 156); Shearing & van Heerden (1994: 142)

 

Acanthopsis glauca

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape

 

Acanthopsis hoffmannseggiana

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape; Namibia

 

Acanthopsis horrida

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape

 

Acanthopsis scullyi

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape

 

Acanthopsis spathularis

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape

 

Acanthopsis trispina

Distribution: South Africa > Northern Cape

 

Publications

  • Le Roux, A. & Schelpe, T. 1988. Namaqualand. South African Wild Flower Guide 1. Revised Edition. Botanical Society of Southern Africa, Kirstenbosch.

  • Shearing, D. & van Heerden, K. 1994. Karoo. South African Wild Flower Guide 6. Botanical Society of Southern Africa, Kirstenbosch.

  • Welman, W.G. 2003. Acanthaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 92-106. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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