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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or shrubby herb; cystoliths conspicuous; stems indistinctly quadrangular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in open to dense dichasial cymes aggregated into small to large open to condensed terminal panicles, pedicellate; bracteoles usually conspicuous, often caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, divided almost to base; lobes subequal or dorsal slightly wider, linear, narrowing slightly upwards
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla contorted in bud; tube long, cylindric, slightly curved, without clearly delimited throat, split dorsally to give a 5-lobed lower lip with horizontally spreading lobes, limb without stiff hairs, not pleated
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, subequal or slightly didynamous, exserted, inserted just inside tube; filaments forming indistinct glabrous ridges in tube, free part of each pair fused at base; anthers 2-thecous, thecae linear-oblong, slightly curved, longitudinally twisted when old, truncate at apex, apiculate at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with 4–8 ovules per locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style filiform, hairy almost to apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Dorsal stigma lobe a minute tooth, ventral large, linear, flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (4–)6–16-seeded, ellipsoid, thin-walled, glossy, slightly laterally compressed, valves sulcate dorsally; retinaculae strong, hooked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed discoid, ovoid-suborbicular in outline, covered in hygroscopic hairs
Distribution
Range: Monotypic genus from the Guineo-Congolian forest regions of Africa and on Madagascar.

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Eremomastax Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 8 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 20: 8 (1894).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 20: 8 (1894)

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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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