1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Saintpauliopsis Staner

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

    Acanthaceae (part 1), Kaj Vollesen, Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2008

    Habit
    Perennial herb without cystoliths.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite.
    Flowers
    Flowers one per bract, alternate, in open terminal racemes, pedicellate; bracts glumaceous, fused to the pedicel, persistent; bracteoles glumaceous, similar to the larger sepals, inserted on and fused to base of calyx, covering the two lateral sepals.
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided into 5 unequal sepals, two lateral small and hyaline, dorsal and two ventral larger, glumaceous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2-lipped, campanulate; tube widened almost from base; upper lip 2-lobed, hooded; lower lip 3-lobed, with flat lateral lobes and spoon-shaped median lobe without rugula.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, included in corolla-tube; anthers 2-thecous, thecae elliptic, with a filiform appendage at base, divergent, inserted at same height on a broad connective; staminode absent.
    Ovary
    Ovary partly 2-locular, with numerous ovules; style linear; stigma 2-lobed, upper lobe small, lower larger, truncate.
    Fruits
    Capsule sessile oblong-triangular, obtuse, apical part sterile and recurved at maturity, ± included in calyx, glabrous; retinaculae papilliform, unindurated.
    Seeds
    Seed papillose.
    Distribution
    Range: One species in Central Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Gabon, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Saintpauliopsis Staner appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 13: 8 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Daniel, T.D. & McDade, L.A. (2014). Nelsonioideae (Lamiales: Acanthaceae): revision of genera and catalog of species Aliso 32: 1-45.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • B.J.B.B. 61: 154 (1991)
    • Not. Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 22: 313 (1958)
    • B.J.B.B. 13: 8 (1934)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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