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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stems half-woody, erect, 1-2 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
The leaves sometimes marbled with white or purple-tinge
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
White or pale blue-violet flowers.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

Physacanthus batanganus (J.Braun & K.Schum.) Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2014 Dauby, G. [1927], Gabon K000662483
Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [4229], Cameroon K000029103
Jan 23, 1961 Mann, G. [1669], Gabon K000394226
Jan 23, 1961 Mann, G. [1669], Gabon K000394227
Jan 23, 1961 Mann, G. [1669], Gabon K000394225
Mann, G. [1623], Gabon K000394220
Mann, G. [1623], Gabon K000394221
Mann, G. [1623], Gabon K000394222
Mann, G. [1670], Gabon K000394223
Mann, G. [1670], Gabon K000394224
Mann, G. [1669], Gabon K000394228

First published in F.R.R.Schechter, Westafr. Kautschuk-Exped.: 315 (1900)

Accepted by

  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Hallé in Adansonia, n. sér. 1: 345, t. 1, 6-8 (1962, dated 1961).
  • Rendle & Britten in J. Bot. 47: 378 (1909), for full synonymy
  • in Schlechter Westafr. Kautschuk-Exped. 315 (1900)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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