Data mode


Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Acanthaceae A.L. de Jussieu. Acanthus Family.

Key to Acanthaceae

A family of about 230 genera and about 3450 species, herbs, shrubs, vines, and trees, largely tropical.

Ref: Long (1970); McDade & Moody (1999); Wasshausen (1998). Show full citations.

Show in key(s)

Show genera in Acanthaceae

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend. Data for arrows not developed for genera and families which may have species only occurring outside the flora area.

image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Justicia americana | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Dicliptera | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Ruellia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Yeatesia viridiflora, Rood Creek Park, Stewart County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Yeatesia viridiflora source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Thunbergia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Sam Kieschnick, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Sam Kieschnick | Carlowrightia texana source | Original Image ⭷


See something wrong or missing on about Acanthaceae? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.) We greatly appreciate feedback, and will include updates from you in our next webapp update, which can take a few months.

Cite as...