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  1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Megalochlamys Lindau

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Bangladesh, Africa and Asia-Temperate..

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

    Habit
    Erect (rarely scrambling) shrubby herbs or shrubs; stems 4-angular with 4 longitudinal furrows on edges.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, usually with conspicuous cystoliths, sometimes with dark sessile glands, entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, sessile, in dense strobilate terminal spiciform cymes; bracts persistent, usually glossy, usually with a straight or recurved pungent tip and with conspicuously raised venation; bracteoles 2, subulate.
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided into 5 equal linear to lanceolate or narrowly triangular lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale blue to bright sky-blue, puberulous outside; tube cylindric, not or very slightly widening upwards, straight or very slightly curved; lower lip with 3 horizontal narrowly elliptic to elliptic subequal lobes; upper lip with one narrowly elliptic 2-veined entire (rarely retuse) lobe.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2, spreading straight out between lower and upper lip and diverging, inserted near base of lower lip, usually with short downwardly directed hairs along their whole length; anthers usually 2–3 mm long, bithecous, medifixed, held at right angle to filament, thecae oblong, subequal, straight, rounded at both ends.
    Style
    Style filiform, hairy in lower part or in whole length; stigma lobes equal, oblong-elliptic, flat, rounded, usually recurved; ovary with 2 ovules per locule.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2-seeded, club-shaped, apiculate; retinaculae strong.
    Seeds
    Seeds discoid, broadly elliptic to orbicular in outline with a slightly raised usually entire rim, rugose with dense glandular-glochidiate hairs.
    Distribution
    A genus of 10 species in eastern and southern Africa, two extending to the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Megalochlamys Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 345 (1899)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • —Vollesen in Kew Bull. 44: 605 (1989).
    • in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 345 (1899).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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