Acanthus ilicifolius

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Acanthus ilicifolius
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Acanthus ilicifolius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Acanthus
Species: A. ilicifolius
Binomial name
Acanthus ilicifolius

Acanthus ilicifolius, commonly known as Holly-leaved Acanthus, Sea Holly, and Holy Mangrove is a species of shrubs or herbs, of the plant family Acanthaceae, native to India, Sri Lanka, Asia, Malesia, Australia and Pacific Islands.[1][2]It is a small shrub growing along lakes and marshes and sea shores.It is used as medicine in asthma and rheumatism.[3][4]


  1. ^ Barker, R. M. (1986). "A taxonomic revision of Australian Acanthaceae". Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9: (1–) 64–75 (–286). Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A. et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Acanthus ilicifolius". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Pharmacographica indica page 58
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