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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Angelonia crassifolia (Plantaginaceae)

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or subscandent shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or rarely subopposite, margins usually serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers single or paired in the upper axils, often racemose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers bithecal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary globose or ellipsoid, 2-locular; stigma acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit capsular, globose or ovoid, bivalvate, loculicidal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, testa with a hyaline pitted membrane.
Note
Some 30 species endemic to the New World, especially Brazil. Two species ( A. biflora Benth. and A. angustifolia Benth.) have been introduced into cultivation in the Old World tropics for the value of the beautiful flowers, where A. biflora has become naturalized in some areas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
The very characteristic cavity or pocket in the lower lip of the corolla makes this an easily distinguished genus. Corolla 5-lobed, lobes spreading and rounded, the lower lip with a cavity

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Cook Is., Ecuador, Fiji, Florida, Gilbert Is., Guinea, India, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Niue, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Tokelau-Manihiki, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam

Angelonia Bonpl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harley, R.M. [19672], Brazil 60188.000

First published in F.W.H.A.von Humboldt & A.J.A.Bonpland, Pl. Aequinoct. 2: 92 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Pl. Aequim. 2: 92 (1812)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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