Thunbergia

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Not to be confused with Thunbergia Montin, a synonym of Gardenia
Thunbergia
Thunbergia alata.JPG
Flowers of Thunbergia alata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Thunbergioideae
Genus: Thunbergia
Retz.[1]
Species

Thunbergia alata
Thunbergia battiscombei
Thunbergia coccinea
Thunbergia cordata
Thunbergia elegans
Thunbergia erecta
Thunbergia fragrans
Thunbergia grandiflora
Thunbergia gregorii
Thunbergia ikbaliana
Thunbergia laurifolia
Thunbergia lutea
Thunbergia mysorensis
Thunbergia vogeliana
Thunbergia vogeliana
Thunbergia wightiana[2]

Synonyms

Flemingia Roxb. ex Rottler
Hexacentris Nees[1]

Thunbergia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia. Its members are known by various names, including thunbergias; clockvine on its own usually refers to Thunbergia grandiflora, while Thunbergia alata is often known as Black-eyed Susan vine or just Black-eyed Susan (not to be confused with other flowers called Black-eyed Susan). Orange clockvine is the name of Thunbergia gregorii.The Indian clockvine refers to Thunbergia mysorensis .

The generic name honours Carl Peter Thunberg.

Thunbergia species are vigorous annual or perennial vines and shrubs growing to 2-8 m tall.

Some are frequent garden escapes, becoming invasive species; they are regarded as environmental threats in Australia, for example.

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Thunbergia Retz.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "GRIN Species Records of Thunbergia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Thunbergia at Wikispecies

  • A Tale of Two Susans II - non-scholarly essay on the etymology and history of Thunbergia (and Carl Peter Thunberg)