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  1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Chorisochora Vollesen

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Socotra, S. Africa.

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or shrubby herbs; stems indistinctly articulated, rounded and longitudinally striate or indistinctly 4-angled.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, with short often inconspicuous cystoliths, margin entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers pedicellate, solitary or paired or 3-flowered cymules, in erect racemiform cymes or these aggregated into panicles; bracts papery, caducous, imbricate or not; bracteoles 2, subulate to lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided into 5 subequal linear lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla distinctly 2-lipped, puberulous on outside; tube cylindric, not or slightly widening upwards, straight or slightly curved; lower lip deeply 3-lobed, lobes held horizontally, recurved and with recoiled tips; upper lip with one linear-lanceolate 2-veined bifurcate lobe, recurved and with recoiled entire or notched apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2, parallel, held ± equidistant between upper and lower lips, inserted near base of lower lip, with short downwardly directed hairs; anthers bithecous, medifixed, held parallel with filament, thecae oblong, subequal, slightly curved, rounded at both ends.
    Style
    Style filiform, glabrous or hairy near base; stigma lobes equal, narrowly oblong-elliptic, rounded, erect; ovary with 2 ovules per locule.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2–3-seeded, club-shaped, apiculate; retinaculae strong.
    Seeds
    Seeds discoid, broadly elliptic to circular in outline, with smooth to verrucose or spinulose sides and distinctly raised almost smooth to spinulose rim.
    Ecology
    A genus of 4 species. One in southern Africa (Botswana and South Africa), one in Somalia and two on Socotra.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Northern Provinces, Socotra, Somalia

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Chorisochora Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 49: 474 (1994)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • in Kew Bull. 49: 474–477 (1993).

    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