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Genus: Pseuderanthemum

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 60 species, found worldwide in the tropics. There are two species native to southern Africa - Pseuderanthemum hildebrandtii and Pseuderanthemum subviscosum (see Flora of Zimbabwe), with an additional three species cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Pseuderanthemum hildebrandtii


Pseuderanthemum subviscosum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Pseuderanthemum andersonii

Native from Malaysia to Indonesia.


Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum

Native to Polynesia.


Pseuderanthemum reticulatum

Native to Polynesia.



  • Retief, E. & Reyneke, W.F. 1984. The genus Thunbergia in southern Africa. Bothalia 15, 1 & 2: 107-116.


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