1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Asystasia Blume
      1. Asystasia scandens (Lindl.) Hook.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea to Liberia.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A straggling under-shrub, sometimes low and subherbaceous
    Flowers
    Pale purple or white and purple flowers 2 in. long in a terminal somewhat viscid inflorescence about 3 in. long
    Note
    Sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

    Introduced into:

    Congo

    Asystasia scandens (Lindl.) Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1998 Henderson [s.n.] K000394793
    Jan 1, 1998 K000394795
    Jan 1, 1998 Barter [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000394791
    Jan 1, 1998 Don [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000394794
    Apr 12, 1897 Moore, F. [s.n.] K000394792

    First published in Bot. Mag. 75: t. 4449 (1849)

    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: 133.
    • Bot. Mag. 75: t. 4449 (1849)

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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