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Genus: Petalidium

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 35 species, occurring from Africa to India, with 28 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Petalidium angustitubum


Petalidium aromaticum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Petalidium bracteatum

Petalidium bracteatum

Petalidium canescens


Petalidium cirrhiferum


Petalidium coccineum

Petalidium bracteatum

Petalidium crispum


Petalidium cymbiforme


Petalidium engleranum


Petalidium giessii


Petalidium halimoides


Petalidium lanatum


Petalidium linifolium


Petalidium lucens


Petalidium luteo-album


Petalidium oblongifolium


Petalidium ohopohense


Petalidium parvifolium


Petalidium physaloides


Petalidium pilosi-bracteolatum


Petalidium ramulosum


Petalidium rautanenii


Petalidium rossmannianum


Petalidium setosum


Petalidium spiniferum


Petalidium subcrispum


Petalidium variabile


Petalidium welwitschii



  • Obermeyer, A.A. 1936. The South African species of Petalidium. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 18,2: 151-162.

  • Welman, W.G. 2003. Acanthaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 92-106. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 


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