1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Whitfieldia Hook.
      1. Whitfieldia colorata C.B.Clarke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A glabrous undershrub about 10 ft. high
    Inflorescences
    Short dense panicles of bright red or reddish-purple flowers 1-13/4 in. long, the bracts turning brick-red.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone

    Whitfieldia colorata C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 20, 1905 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000394213

    First published in H.Johnston, Liberia 2: 640 (1906)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Johnston Lib. 2: 640 (1906).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

    Sources

    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 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