Notes on African Plants

A synopsis of Peristrophe (Acanthaceae) in southern Africa

K. Balkwill
Bothalia | Vol 26, No 2 | a695 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v26i2.695 | © 1996 K. Balkwill | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 October 1996 | Published: 09 October 1996

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K. Balkwill, C.E. Moss Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

A synopsis of Peristrophe Nees (Acanthaceae) in southern Africa is provided. Peristrophe comprises nine species, one with two subspecies in southern Africa. A key for identification and descriptions of species not included in recent literature are provided. Morphology of tertiary bracts,indumentum on stems and distribution is illustrated and diagnostic characters, distribution, habitat, flowering  time and conservation status are discussed for each species.


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Acanthaceae; <i>Peristrophe</i>; southern Africa; synopsis; taxonomy

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