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Genus: Siphonoglossa

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 eight species, native to Africa and America. There are three species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Siphonoglossa leptantha


Siphonoglossa linifolia

[= Aulojusticia linifolia]


Siphonoglossa nkandlaensis



  • Immelman, K.L. 1989. Notes on African plants: Acanthaceae—Siphonoglossa and Aulojusticia in southern Africa. Bothalia 19: 209–210.
  • Immelman, K.L. 1995. Siphonoglossa. Flora of southern Africa 30,3,1:6-10.


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