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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: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Tribus: Leucadeae
Genus: Acrotome
Species: A. angustifolia – A. fleckii – A. hispida – A. inflata – A. mozambiquensis – A. pallescens – A. tenuis – A. thorncroftii
Source(s) of checklist:

Acrotome Benth. ex Endl., Gen. Pl. 627. (1838)

Type species: Acrotome pallescens Benth. in Candolle, Prodr. 12: 436. (1848)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Southern Africa
Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Bentham, G., 1838. Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita: 627


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Acrotome in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Mar 26. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Acrotome. 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. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Mar 26. Reference page. 2022. Acrotome. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 26 Mar 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Acrotome. Published online. Accessed: Mar 26 2022.

Vernacular names

Acrotome is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae, first described in 1838. The genus is native to the southern part of Africa.[1]


Acrotome angustifolia G.Taylor - Zambabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Cape Province, Transvaal
Acrotome fleckii (Gürke) Launert - Namibia
Acrotome hispida Benth. - KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal
Acrotome inflata Benth. - South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho
Acrotome mozambiquensis G.Taylor - Mozambique
Acrotome pallescens Benth. - Namibia, Cape Province
Acrotome tenuis G.Taylor - Zambia
Acrotome thorncroftii Skan - KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Mozambique


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