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Genus: Monechma

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

About 40 species, mainly African but also occurring in India. There are 23 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Monechma acutum

Monechma calcaratum

Monechma callothamnum

Monechma cleomoides

Monechma crassiusculum

Monechma debile

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Monechma desertorum

Monechma distichotrichum

Monechma divaricatum

Monechma foliosum

Monechma genistifolium

Monechma grandiflorum

Monechma incanum

Skaapbloubossie, Netvetbossie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 142

Monechma leucoderme

Monechma linaria

Monechma mollissimum

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 156


Monechma robustum

Monechma salsola

Monechma saxatile

Monechma serotinum

Monechma spartioides

Maklikbreekbos [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 142


Monechma subsessile

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Monechma tonsum


  • Munday, J. 1995. Monechma. Flora of southern Africa 30,3,1: 47-61.


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