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Genus: Peristrophe

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Lamiales > Family: Acanthaceae

About 15 species, occurring from Africa to the East Indies. In southern Africa there are nine native species and one cultivated species.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Peristrophe cernua (False Buckwheat)

[= Peristrophe natalensis]

umhlolowane [Xhosa]; uhlalwane oluncane [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 436.  

 

Peristrophe cliffordii

 

Peristrophe decorticans

 

Peristrophe gillilandiorum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Peristrophe grandibracteata

 

Peristrophe hereroensis

 

Peristrophe namibiensis

 

Peristrophe paniculata

 

Peristrophe transvaalensis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Peristrophe angustifolia

 

Publications

  • Balkwill, K. 1996. A synopsis of Peristrophe (Acanthaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 26: 83-93.

 

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