8079.000 Isoglossa Oerst.

Brummitt, R.K. (1985) Additions to the tropical African species of Isoglossa (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin 40 785-791

Description of the genus

Herbs or soft shrubs. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, thyrsoid or spicate. Bracts and bracteoles small. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed with distinct rugula; lower lip shortly 3-lobed with 2 raised ridges on the palate. Stamens 2, fertile, 2-thecous; staminodes 0. Pollen grains spherical.

Worldwide: c.50 species, Old World tropics to Arabia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Celaenorrhinus mokeezi (Large sprite, Christmas forester) Larval foodplant
Isoglossa milanjiensis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
eylesii (S. Moore) BrummittN,CDescription, Image
floribunda C.B. Clarke subsp. floribunda N,SDescription, Image
gregorii (S. Moore) LindauEDescription, Image
milanjiensis S. MooreEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Isoglossa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Isoglossa
Flora of Malawi: Isoglossa
Flora of Mozambique: Isoglossa
Flora of Zambia: Isoglossa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Isoglossa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Isoglossa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Isoglossa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Isoglossa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Isoglossa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Isoglossa
JSTOR Plant Science: Isoglossa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Isoglossa
Plants of the World Online: Isoglossa
Tropicos: Isoglossa
Wikipedia: Isoglossa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Isoglossa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1355, retrieved 14 April 2024

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