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Genus: Chorisochora

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

Of the three species, two are found on Socotra and one is native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Chorisochora transvaalensis

[= Angkalanthus transvaalensis]

Perennial suffrutex (i.e. herb with slightly woody base), growing to height of 1.25 m. Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Mpumalanga, Limpopo



  • Vollesen, K. 1994. Delimitation of Angkalanthus (Acanthaceae: Justicieae) and the new genus Chorisochora. Kew Bulletin 49: 469-479.

  • 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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