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Genus: Nelsonia

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 five species are native to Africa, India, Australia and South America. One species, Nelsonia canescens, occurs in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa


  • Vollesen, K. 1994. Taxonomy, ecology and distribution of Nelsonia (Acanthaceae) in Africa. In: Seyani, J.H. & Chikuni, A.C. (eds) Proceedings xiii th Plenary Meeting AETFAT 1: 315-325.


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