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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: Ruellieae
Subtribus: Petalidiinae
Genus: Dyschoriste
Species: D. albiflora – D. angusta – D. angustifolia – D. axillaris – D. bayatensis – D. bayensis – D. boliviana – D. burchellii – D. capitata – D. capricornis – D. celebica – D. ciliata – D. clarkei – D. costata – D. crenulata – D. cubensis – D. cunenensis – D. dalyi – D. diffusa – D. ecuadoriana – D. erythrorhiza – D. geniculata – D. gracilicaulis – D. gracilis – D. greenmanii – D. heudelotiana – D. hildebrandtii – D. hirsutissima – D. hispidula – D. humilis – D. humistrata – D. hygrophiloides – D. jaliscensis – D. keniensis – D. kitongaensis – D. kyimbalensis – D. lavandulacea – D. linearis – D. lycioides – D. madagascariensis – D. madurensis – D. maranhonis – D. mcvaughii – D. microphylla – D. miskatensis – D. multicaulis – D. mutica – D. nagchana – D. novogaliciana – D. nummulifolia – D. nyassica – D. oblongifolia – D. oligosperma – D. ovata – D. parvula – D. pilifera – D. pinetorum – D. poliodes – D. principis – D. pringlei – D. prostrata – D. pseuderecta – D. pulegium – D. purpusii – D. quadrangularis – D. quitensis – D. radicans – D. repens – D. rosei – D. rubiginosa – D. sagittata – D. sallyae – D. saltuensis – D. schiedeana – D. schottiana – D. serpyllifolia – D. serpyllum – D. setigera – D. siphonantha – D. smithii – D. subquadrangularis – D. tanganyikensis – D. tanzaniensis – D. thunbergiiflora – D. tinctorum – D. trichanthera – D. trichocalyx – D. tubicalyx – D. tweedieana – D. vagans – D. venturii – D. vestita – D. xylopoda – D. zambiana

Dyschoriste Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. (Wallich). 3: 75 (81) (1832)

Type species: Dyschoriste depressa Nees. LT designated by Britton & Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2, 3: 240 (1913) vide Dyschoriste nagchana (Nees) Bennet, Indian Forester 109(4): 220. (1983)


Apassalus Kobuski
Calophanes D.Don
Chaetacanthus Nees
Homotropium Nees
Linostylis Fenzl ex Sond.
Phillipsia Rolfe
Sautiera Decne.


Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. 1832. Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 3: 75, 81.

Additional references

Chumchim, N., McDade, L.A. & Fisher, A.E. 2015. Phylogeny of Dyschoriste (Acanthaceae). Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany 33(2): 77-89. DOI: 10.5642/aliso.20153302.02 Open access Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2021. Dyschoriste. 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. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Dyschoriste. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 20 2021.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Dyschoriste in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 20. Reference page. 2018. Dyschoriste. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 20.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Dyschoriste. .

Dyschoriste is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as snakeherb.[2]


The name comes from the Greek δυσ, poorly, and χωριστός, to split, in reference to the slightly lobed stigma.[3]
Selected species

Dyschoriste angusta (A.Gray) Small – Pineland snakeherb
Dyschoriste crenulata Kobuski – Wavyleaf snakeherb
Dyschoriste hondurensis Leonard
Dyschoriste decumbens (A.Gray) Kuntze – Spreading snakeherb
Dyschoriste hirsutissima (Nees) Kuntze – Swamp snakeherb
Dyschoriste humistrata (Michx.) Kuntze – Swamp snakeherb
Dyschoriste jaliscensis Kobuski
Dyschoriste linearis (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze – Narrowleaf snakeherb
Dyschoriste oaxacensis Kobuski
Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Michx.) Kuntze – Oblongleaf snakeherb[2][4]
Dyschoriste rubiginosa Rama. & Wash. (D. angustifolia)
Dyschoriste xylopoda Kobuski

Dyschorite microphylla

"Genus: Dyschoriste Nees". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-23. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
"Dyschoriste". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
Thomas Everett; New York Botanical Garden (1981). The New York Botanical Garden illustrated encyclopedia of horticulture. Courier. p. 1154. ISBN 978-0-8240-7234-6.
"GRIN Species Records of Dyschoriste". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2011-03-25.

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