Acanthaceae

Mangrove Holly

Herbs, shrubs and twiners. Tube flowers, some with a lip, zygomorphic. Leaves usually opposite, cystoliths common. Bracteoles common, staminodes may be present. Fruit a capsule, seed dehiscence explosive. Contains the garden plant Thunbergia. [40 Aust.species].


Species

Species:

Acanthus ilicifolius

Holly Mangrove

Species:

Asystasia gangetica

Chinese Violet

Species:

Avicennia marina

Grey Mangrove

Species:

Brunoniella acaulis

Blue Yam

Species:

Hemigraphis alternata

Purple Waffle Plant, Red Ivy

Species:

Odontonema strictum

Firespike

Species:

Pachystachys lutea

Yellow Candles

Species:

Pseuderanthemum reticulatum

Golden NetBush

Species:

Pseuderanthemum variabile

Love Flower, Pastel Flower.

Species:

Rostellularia adscendens

Pink Tongues.

Species:

Ruellia tuberosa

Minnieroot, Spearpod

Species:

Sanchezia nobilis (or speciosa?)

Fire Fingers

Species:

Thunbergia alata

Black-eyed Susan

Species:

Thunbergia fragrans

White Thunbergia, Fragrant Thunbergia.

Species:

Unknown sp. 1