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 Malawi: Isoglossa
Flora of Mozambique: Isoglossa
Flora of Zambia: Isoglossa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Isoglossa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Isoglossa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Isoglossa
Wikipedia: Isoglossa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Isoglossa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Isoglossa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Isoglossa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1355, retrieved 29 January 2023

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