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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 8-12 ft. or more high, with stems constricted and brittle above the nodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Numerous white or light purple flowers 1 in. long.

Native to:

Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Is.

Brachystephanus giganteus Champl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2596], Cameroon K000436637
Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2564], Cameroon K000436634
May 1, 2006 Pollard, B.J. [3], Cameroon K000339122
May 1, 2006 Munyenyembe, P. [729], Cameroon K000339120
May 1, 2006 Buzgo, M. [597], Cameroon K000339121
Jan 1, 2003 Thomas, D.W. [9238], Cameroon K000011403
Jan 1, 2003 Thomas, D.W. [9465], Cameroon K000011405
Jan 1, 2003 Thomas, D.W. [9353], Cameroon K000011404
Jan 1, 2001 Mann, G. [1971], Cameroon K000029289
Jan 1, 2001 Kalbreyer, W. [0s.n.1], Cameroon K000029296
Jan 1, 2001 Johnston, H.H. [64], Cameroon K000029294
Jan 1, 2001 Mann, G. [1971], Cameroon K000029290
Jan 1, 2001 Dunlap [50], Cameroon K000029293
Jan 1, 2001 Johnston, H.H. [65], Cameroon K000029295
Jul 1, 1999 Letouzey, R. [427], Cameroon K000198493
Jul 1, 1999 Hepper, F.N. [2174], Cameroon K000461109
Jan 1, 1999 Morton, J.K. [896], Cameroon K000461107
Jan 1, 1999 Brenan, J.P.M. [9339], Cameroon K000461111
Jan 1, 1999 Keay, R.W.J. [37503], Cameroon K000461110
Mann, G. [1971], Cameroon K000394843
Mann, G. [1259], Cameroon K000394844
Mann, G. [1259], Cameroon K000029292
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8925], Cameroon K000029288
Mann, G. [1259], Cameroon K000029291
Jan 1, 1992 Cheek, M. [3661], Cameroon Oreacanthus mannii K000518956
Hepper, F.N. [2174], Cameroon Oreacanthus mannii 24153.000

First published in Syst. & Geogr. Pl. 79: 139 (2009)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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