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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: Ruelliinae
Genus: Satanocrater
Species: S. berhautii – S. coccineus – S. fellatensis – S. fruticulosa – S. paradoxa – S. ruspolii – S. somalensis

Satanocrater Schweinf.

trop. Africa

Verh. Bot. Zool. Ges. Wien 18: 676. 1868.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Satanocrater. .

Satanocrater (from σατανος‐, ‐κρατορας, meaning "devil's bowl") is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, disjunctly distributed in Guinea in west Africa, and Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan in east Africa.[2] They are xerophytes, and either shrubs or perennial herbs.[3]

Currently accepted species include:[2]

Satanocrater fellatensis Schweinf.
Satanocrater paradoxa (Lindau) Lindau
Satanocrater ruspolii (Lindau) Lindau
Satanocrater somalensis (Lindau) Lindau


Schweinfurth, G. 1868. species aethiopicae. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien]. 18: pg. 676
"Satanocrater Schweinf". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
Tripp, E. A.; Fatimah, S. (2012). "Comparative anatomy, morphology, and molecular phylogenetics of the African genus Satanocrater (Acanthaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 99 (6): 967–982. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100354. PMID 22575370.

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