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  1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Anisotes Nees

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula.

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    Flora Zambesiaca Acanthaceae (part 2) by Iain Darbyshire, Kaj Vollesen and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Habit
    Shrubby herbs, shrubs or small trees; cystoliths conspicuous or not.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, equal, entire to crenate.
    Inflorescences
    Plants often flowering when leafless, flowers in dorsiventral racemoid cymes with strobilate bracts or in 1–12-flowered axillary dichasia or short cymes with minute bracts; bracts persistent, from large and showy to minute; bracteoles small.
    Calyx
    Calyx divided into 5 equal segments.
    Corolla
    Corolla glandular puberulous, sometimes also hairy (rarely glabrous) on the outside; basal part of tube short, cylindrical, widening slightly upwards; throat short, very indistinct; limb very distinctly 2-lipped with lips usually more than twice as long as tube and throat combined; upper lip hooded; lower lip usually pendent and coiled at anthesis, without rugula.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2, no staminodes, inserted at top of tube; anthers bithecous, thecae subequal, one a little below others, parallel, both mucronate or lower with minute appendage at base.
    Style
    Style filiform, glabrous or hairy; stigma minutely bifid with 2 ellipsoid lobes.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2–4-seeded, clavate with a solid basal stalk, placentae solid and not splitting from capsule wall or splitting from base or wall splitting longitudinally.
    Seeds
    Seeds spheroid to discoid, compressed or not, smooth to rugose or reticulate-tuberculate.
    Distribution
    A genus of 24 species in tropical Africa, Arabia and Madagascar. The centre of diversity is from S Ethiopia and S Somalia through E Kenya to Tanzania, and to a lesser degree onwards through Mozambique to E Zimbabwe and N South Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Anisotes Nees appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 424 (1847)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • F.T.A. 5: 226.
    • in DC. Prod. 11: 424 (1847), nom. cons.

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • —Baden in Nordic J. Bot. 1: 623–664 (1981).
    • in De Candolle, Prodr. 11: 424 (1847).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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