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

Mozambique: 7 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Celaenorrhinus mokeezi (Large sprite, Christmas forester)
Isoglossa milanjiensis

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ciliata (Nees) Engl.GI
floribunda C.B. Clarke subsp. floribunda N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
glandulosissima K. BalkwillM
grandiflora S.MooreT
milanjiensis S. MooreT,MSDescription, Image
namuliensis I. Darbysh. & T. Harris[End][CR]Z
sp. A Z

Other sources of information about Isoglossa:

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Flora of Malawi: Isoglossa
Flora of Zambia: Isoglossa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Isoglossa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Isoglossa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Isoglossa
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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 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Isoglossa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1355, retrieved 23 March 2023

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