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Genus: Metarungia

[= Macrorungia in part - see also Anisotes]

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 three species are native to Africa, all of which occur in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Metarungia galpinii

Metarungia longistrobus (Sunbird Bush)

[=Macrorungia longistrobus]

Sonbekkiebos [Afrikaans]

See Creative gardening with indigenous plants by Pitta Joffe p. 165; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 184.

Metarungia pubinervia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


  • Baden, C. 1995. Metarungia. Flora of southern Africa 30,3,1: 3-5.


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