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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Socotra, S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or shrubby herbs; stems indistinctly articulated, rounded and longitudinally striate or indistinctly 4-angled.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, with short often inconspicuous cystoliths, margin entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply divided into 5 subequal linear lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style filiform, glabrous or hairy near base; stigma lobes equal, narrowly oblong-elliptic, rounded, erect; ovary with 2 ovules per locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2–3-seeded, club-shaped, apiculate; retinaculae strong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.

Native to:

Botswana, Northern Provinces, Socotra, Somalia

Chorisochora Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

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

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kew Bull. 49: 474–477 (1993).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© 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 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