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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: Pedaliaceae
Genus: Ceratotheca
Species: C. integribracteata – C. reniformis – C. saxicola – C. sesamoides – C. triloba

Ceratotheca Endl. Linnaea 7(1): 5–8. (1832)

Type species: Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl. Linnaea 7: 5–8, f. 1–2. (1832)


Endler, S.F.L. (1832) Linnaea 7(1): 5–8. BHL
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Ceratotheca. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 2 2015.
Tropicos.org 2015. Ceratotheca. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Apr. 2.

Ceratotheca is a genus of plants in the family Pedaliaceae (sesame family) comprising about five species native to worldwide tropical areas and to southern Africa.[1]

The genera name is derived from the Greek words keras meaning horn and theke meaning capsule.[2]


Species include:[3]

Ceratotheca integribracteata Engl.
Ceratotheca reniformis Abels (Limpopo foxglove)
Ceratotheca saxicola E.A.Bruce
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl. (false sesame)
Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook.f. (South African foxglove)


Mark Hyde; Bart Wursten; Petra Ballings; Meg Coates Palgrave. "Flora of Zimbabwe". Retrieved 17 January 2015.
Ib Friis and Olof Ryding (Editors) Biodiversity Research in the Horn of Africa Region: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea at the Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen, August 25-27, 1999 (2001), p. 65, at Google Books
"The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved January 17, 2015.

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