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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Ruellioideae
Genus: Acanthopale

Acanthopale is a plant genus in the Acanthaceae plant family. The genus name is based on the classic Greek words for thorn ákantha and stake palum. Some species in the genus are cultivated as ornamental plants.


Generally unaccepted species[edit]

  • Acanthopale cameronensis
  • Acanthopale cuneifolia
  • Acanthopale humblotii
  • Acanthopale madagascariensis
  • Acanthopale ramiflora



  • Clarke, C. B. 1900. Acanthaceae, Vol 5. In: Flora of Tropical Africa (ed. W. T. Thiselton-Dyer). Lovell Reeve & Co., London.
  • Tripp, E. A. Evolutionary relationships within the species-rich genus Ruellia (Acanthaceae). Systematic Botany, in press.
  • Darbyshire, I. 2004. Acanthopale decempedalis . 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Bajado el 20-08-07. 2004. Acanthopale decempedalis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded the 20-08-07.

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