1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Anticharis Endl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa to India.

    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Habit
    Small herbs, erect, with glandular pubescence
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, entire
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, pedicellate, often 2-bracteolate
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, lobes lanceolate
    Corolla
    Corolla 5, lobes sub-equal
    Stamens
    Stamens 2, anterior, included; filaments inserted above the base of the corolla tube; anthers at first crescent-shaped, after dehiscence straight, free or cohering; staminodes absent; style filiform; stigma slightly bifid
    Fruits
    Capsule 2-locular, loculicidal and septicidal
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous.
    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Erect or suberect, glandular-pubescent herbs or small undershrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate, often bi-bracteolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, lobes narrowly lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 5-lobed; tube much longer than calyx, dilated above, narrow at base; lobes flat, spreading, subequal.
    Androecium
    Stamens 2, anticous, included; filaments filiform, inserted above base of corolla tube; anthers transverse, glabrous or hairy, thecae confluent; staminodes absent.
    Style
    Style filiform, subclavate.
    Ovary
    Ovary bilocular; ovules many.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or cylindrical, subacuminate, loculicidal and septicidal; valves on dehiscence bend marginally inwards exposing placentiferous column.
    Seeds
    Seeds small, numerous, ovoid or cylindrical, striate, rugose or not.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe

    Anticharis Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in S.L.Endlicher & E.Fenzl., Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 22 (1839)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 275.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 22 (1839).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Pl.: 682 (1839)
    • Iconogr.: t. 93 (1839)
    • Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 22 (1839)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0