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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: Justicieae
Genus: Filetia
Species: F. africana – F. bracteosa – F. brookeae – F. costulata – F. glabra – F. hirta – F. lanceolata – F. mesargyrea – F. paniculata – F. ridleyi – F. scortechinii

Filetia Miq.

Sumatra, Indomal.

Flora van Nederlandsch Indië 2: 822. 1858.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Filetia. .

Filetia is a genus of flowering plants in the acanthus family (Acanthaceae), found in west Malesia (Sundaland). It is named for Dutch Army physician G.J. Filet, 1825–1891.[2]

Species currently accepted by The Plant List[3] are as follows:

Filetia bracteosa C.B.Clarke
Filetia brookeae Bremek.
Filetia costulata Miq.
Filetia glabra Ridl.
Filetia hirta Ridl.
Filetia lanceolata Bremek.
Filetia paniculata C.B.Clarke
Filetia ridleyi C.B.Clarke
Filetia scortechinii C.B.Clarke


Fl. Ned. Ind. 2: 822 (1858)
Quattrocchi, Umberto (23 November 1999). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. p. 1010. ISBN 9780849326769.
"Filetia". theplantlist.org. The Plant List. Retrieved 21 June 2020.

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