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Genus: Megalochlamys

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

The 10 species are native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula with four species occurring in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Megalochlamys hamata 

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Megalochlamys kenyensis


Megalochlamys marlothii


Megalochlamys revoluta

See Flora of Zimbabwe.



  • Vollesen, K. 1989. A revision of Megalochlamys and Ecbolium (Acanthaceae: Justiciae). Kew Bulletin 44: 601-680.


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