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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: Nelsonioideae
Genus: Nelsonia
Species: N. canescens – N. gracilis
Source(s) of checklist:
Name

Nelsonia R. Br. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 480. (1810)

Type species: Nelsonia campestris R. Br. LT designated by Bremekamp, ING card 00749 (1955).

References
Primary references

Brown, R. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen. pp. i–viii + 145–590, Londini: R.Taylor. BHL Reference page. 480.

Links

GBIF Nelsonia R.Br.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Nelsonia (Acanthaceae). Published online. Accessed: Jan. 26, 2018.
Tropicos.org 2018. Nelsonia (Acanthaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jan. 26.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Nelsonia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 26 Jan. 2018.

Nelsonia is a genus of plants in the family Acanthaceae. They can be found in tropical: Africa (including Madagascar), Latin America, south-east Asia and Australia.[1]
Species

The Plant List[2] currently (November 2017) lists the following species:

Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
Nelsonia gracilis Vollesen
Nelsonia rotundifolia R.Br. (Unresolved)
Nelsonia smithii Oerst.
Nelsonia vestita Schult. (Unresolved)

Synonyms and obsolete taxa

The Plant List (9 October 2012) listed the following species names:

Nelsonia albicans Kunth = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia brunelloides (Lam.) Kuntze = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia campestris R.Br. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia campestris var. vestita (Roem. & Schult.) C.B. Clarke = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia canescens var. smithii (Oerst.) E.Hossain = Nelsonia smithii Oerst. (1854)
Nelsonia canescens var. vestita (Roem. & Schult.) E. Hossain = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia hirsuta (Vahl) Roem. & Schult. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia lamiifolia (Roxb.) Spreng. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia origanoides (Vahl) Roem. & Schult. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia pohlii Nees = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia rotundifolia R. Br. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia senegalensis Oerst. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia tomentosa A. Dietr. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)
Nelsonia villosa Oerst. = Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. (1824)

References

Genus Details Nelsonia R.Br., Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (retrieved 16 February 2011)
The Plant List: Nelsonia (retrieved 22 November 2017)

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