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Genus: Neuracanthus

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 20 species, native to Africa, and from the Arabian Peninsula to India. There is one species in southern Africa, Neuracanthus africanus.

Species native to southern Africa

Neuracanthus africanus

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it is split into var. africanus and var. limpopoensis.



  • Bidgood, S. & Brummitt, R.K. 1998. A revision of the genus Neuracanthus (Acanthaceae). Kew Bulletin 53: 1-76.


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