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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Nigeria to W. Cameroon, Bioko.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Acanthaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous undershrub 3 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Slender purple flowers nearly 1 in. long in dense spike-like panicles.

Native to:

Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria

Brachystephanus longiflorus Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7206], Cameroon K000190182
Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7206], Cameroon K000008850
Sep 1, 1996 Lane, P. [243], Cameroon K000461124
Oct 1, 1993 Wheatley, J.I. [444], Cameroon K000011272
Apr 23, 1897 Preuss [890], Cameroon K000394852
Gregory, H. [229], Cameroon K000461125
Preuss, P.R. [890], Cameroon K000461126

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 21: 53 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Champluvier, D. & Darbyshire, I. (2009). A revision of the genera Brachystephanus and Oreacanthus (Acanthaceae) in tropical Africa Systematics and Geography of Plants 79: 115-192.
  • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 5: 178.
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 20: 53 (1894)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Champluvier, D. & Darbyshire, I. (2009). A revision of the genera Brachystephanus and Oreacanthus (Acanthaceae) in tropical Africa Systematics and Geography of Plants 79: 115-192.

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