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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Acantheae
Genus: Achyrocalyx
Species: A. decaryi – A. gossypinus – A. pungens – A. vicinus
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Achyrocalyx in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 26. Reference page.

Name

Achyrocalyx Benoist, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 76: 1036 (1930)
References
Primary references

Benoist, R. 1939. Nouvelles Acanthacées malgaches. Notulae Systematicae (Paris). 8: 135-161. BHL Reference page.

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Achyrocalyx.
Hassler, M. 2021. Achyrocalyx. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Achyrocalyx. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 28 2021.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Achyrocalyx in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 January 28. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2021. Achyrocalyx. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 January 28.

Achyrocalyx is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae.[2] It is native to Madagascar.[3]

Taxonomy

It was first described by Raymond Benoist in 1930 (in a publication dated to 1929).[1][4]
Description

They are said to be shrub-like and are found at elevations of 0 to 500 m (0 to 1,640 ft).[5]
Species

The African Plant Database recognises the following four species as of 2012:[2]

Achyrocalyx decaryi
Achyrocalyx gossypinus
Achyrocalyx pungens
Achyrocalyx vicinus

References

"Achyrocalyx". International Plant Names Index. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
"Achyrocalyx — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
"Achyrocalyx Benoist | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
Schmid, Rudolf; Govaerts, Rafaël; Govaerts, Rafael (1996-08-01). "World Checklist of Seed Plants". Taxon. 45 (3): 579. doi:10.2307/1224173. ISSN 0040-0262. JSTOR 1224173.
"CJB - African plant database - Detail". www.ville-ge.ch. Retrieved 2020-09-28.

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