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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Aizoaceae
Subfamlia: Acrosanthoideae
Genus: Acrosanthes
Species: A. anceps – A. angustifolia – A. decandra – A. humifusa – A. microphylla – A. parviflora – A. teretifolia
Source(s) of checklist:

Acrosanthes Eckl. & Zeyh., Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral. 3: 328. (1837)

Type species: Acrosanthes anceps Sond., Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 2: 472. (1862) originally designated as synonym Acrosanthes fistulosa Eckl. & Zeyh., Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral. [Ecklon & Zeyher] 3: 328 (1837)


Didaste E.Mey. ex Harv. & Sond.


Ecklon, C.F. & Zeyher, C.L.P. 1837. Enumeratio Plantarum Africae Australis extratropicae qua collectae, determinatae et expositae. 3: 328.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Acrosanthes in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 June 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Acrosanthes. Published online. Accessed: June 13 2021.
Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P.V. 2017. Disentangling the Aizooideae: New generic concepts and a new subfamily in Aizoaceae. Taxon 66(5): 1147–1170. DOI: 10.12705/665.9 Paywall JSTOR Hybrid open access journal Reference page. 2021. Acrosanthes. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 13 June 2021.

Acrosanthes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Aizoaceae. It is native to Southern Africa.[1]

It was first described by Ecklon and Zeyher in 1837.[2][3]

There are 7 recognised species as of 2020:[1]

Acrosanthes anceps (Thunb.) Sond.
Acrosanthes angustifolia Eckl. & Zeyh.
Acrosanthes decandra Fenzl
Acrosanthes humifusa (Thunb.) Sond.
Acrosanthes microphylla Adamson
Acrosanthes parviflora J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Acrosanthes teretifolia Eckl. & Zeyh.


"Acrosanthes Eckl. & Zeyh. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
Schmid, Rudolf; Govaerts, Rafaël; Govaerts, Rafael (August 1996). "World Checklist of Seed Plants". Taxon. 45 (3): 579. doi:10.2307/1224173. ISSN 0040-0262. JSTOR 1224173.
Ecklon, Christian Friedrich; Zeyher, Karl Ludwig Philipp (1835). Enumeratio plantarum Africae australis extratropicae quae collectae, determinatae et expositae (in Latin). Perthes & Besser.

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