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  1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Lankesteria Lindl.

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

    [FTEA]

    Acanthaceae (part 2), Kaj Vollesen. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Habit
    Perennial or shrubby herbs or shrubs; cystoliths conspicuous; stems subquadrangular
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, entire to crenate
    Flowers
    Flowers single, aggregated into strobilate spiciform cymes; bracts conspicuous; bracteoles linear
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided into 5 subequal linear sepals
    Corolla
    Corolla contorted in bud, finely puberulous and/or glandular on the outside, with a long linear cylindric tube which is only slightly expanded into a short indistinct throat; limb spreading, subequally 5-lobed
    Stamens
    Stamens 2, sometimes with 2 minute staminodes, inserted dorsally at base of throat, exserted, filaments much flattened basally, narrowly so or terete towards apex; anthers 2-thecous, narrowly oblong, thecae equal or subequal, rounded at both ends
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular, 2–4-ovulate.
    Style
    Style finely hairy.
    Stigma
    Stigma of 2 capitate lobes
    Fruits
    Capsule 2seeded, clavate, with solid contracted basal part, laterally flattened, glabrous; retinaculae strong, hook-like
    Seeds
    Seed discoid, covered with long hygroscopic hairs
    Note
    7 species in Tropical Africa and Madagascar.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Trinidad-Tobago

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Lankesteria Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 31(Misc.): 86 (1845)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • —F.T.A. 5: 69.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Syst. Bot. 26: 104 (2001)
    • F.T.A. 5: 69 (1899)
    • G.P. 2: 1083 (1876)
    • Bot. Reg. 31, Misc.: 86 (1845)

    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 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