Acanthus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 639 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Central & SE. Europe to N. Australia and Africa.

Distribution

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Kriti, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Territory, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Santa Cruz Is., Sardegna, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Azores, Baleares, California, Canary Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Madeira, Mauritius, Mexico Central, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Portugal, Spain, Tasmania

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 5: 105.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • L., Sp. Pl.: 639 (1753).
  • Vollesen in Kew Bull. 62: 233–250 (2007).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • DC., Prodr. 11: 270 (1847)
  • F.T.A. 5: 105 (1899)
  • G.P. 2: 1090 (1876)
  • Gen. Pl.: 286 (1754)
  • K.B. 62: 233 (2007)
  • Sp. Pl.: 639 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 22, 2015 Ubaldus, M. [149617] Borneo K000938804 Yes
Dec 22, 2015 Johns, R.J. [12676] Papua New Guinea K000938959 Yes
Feb 11, 1897 Büttner, R. [355] Congo, Republic of the K000394331 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sands, M.J.S. [7202] Indonesia K:SPC-74021.000 No
Simaga, J. M. [785] Papua New Guinea K001635773 No
Simaga, J. M. [785] Papua New Guinea K001635774 No
K:SPC-54503.000 No
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 2512] Bangladesh K000639334 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

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

    • Flora of Somalia
    • 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
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0