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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: Justicieae
Genus: Sphinctacanthus
Species: S. griffithii – S. malayanus – S. parkinsonii – S. siamensis – S. tabacifolius – S. viridiflorus

Sphinctacanthus Benth.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Sphinctacanthus. .

Sphinctacanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to Myanmar and Sumatra.[2] Poorly attested, it seems to be found in tropical evergreen forests.[3]

Currently accepted species include:[2]

Sphinctacanthus parkinsonii C.E.C.Fisch.
Sphinctacanthus viridiflorus Ridl.


G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 1118 (1876)
"Sphinctacanthus Benth". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
McDade, Lucinda A.; Daniel, Thomas F.; Kiel, Carrie A. (2018). "The Tetramerium Lineage (Acanthaceae, Justicieae) Revisited: Phylogenetic Relationships Reveal Polyphyly of Many New World Genera Accompanied by Rampant Evolution of Floral Morphology". Systematic Botany. 43: 97–116. doi:10.1600/036364418X697003. S2CID 90718104.

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