ACANTHACEAE

in the Kinshasa region

D. R. Congo

by Luc Pauwels

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The introduced species (exotics) are marked with an asterisk *


Acanthus montanus (Nees) T.Anderson - leaves, flowers, flowers 2

Aphelandra sinclairiana Nees *

Asystasia gangetica (L.) T.Anderson subsp. micrantha (Nees) Ensermu

Asystasia vogeliana Benth.

Brillantaisia owariensis P.Beauv. - leaves, flowers 1, flowers 2

Crossandra infundibuliformis Nees *

Eranthemum nervosum (Vahl) R.Br. ex Roem. & Schult. * - flowers 1, flowers 2

Fittonia verschaffeltii (Lem.) Coem. var. argyroneura (Coem.) Nicholson *

Hemigraphis alternata (Burm.f.) Anderson * - leaves, flower

Hypoestes cancellata (Willd. ex Nees) Nees

Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) R.Br.

Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker *

Justicia brandegeana Wassh. & L.B.Sm. *- shrimp plant

Justicia carnea Lindl. *- Brazilian plume flower

Ruellia brittoniana Leonard *- photo 1, photo 2 - Mexican petunia; in Mbakiís nursery, Kinshasa

Ruellia chartacea (T.Anderson) Wassh. * - flowers 1, flowers 2

Strobilanthes dyerianus Mast.* - Persian shield