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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Cameroon.
Crossandra flava original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A short-stemmed herb woody at the root
Morphology Leaves
Rather long leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Slender-tubular yellow flowers 1 1/2 in. long in a very dense bracteate almost spiny spike 1-2 in. long
Ecology
Wet places in forest.

Native to:

Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo

Crossandra flava Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mag. 79: t. 4710 (1853)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aké Assi, Contrib. 1: 210 (1961).
  • Bot. Mag. 79: t. 4710 (1863)
  • F.T.A. 5: 113

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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