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Peristrophe speciosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Genus: Peristrophe
Nees, 1832

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Peristrophe[1] is a genus of between 15–40 species of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae and tribe Justicieae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of Africa and Asia. The species are shrubs or herbaceous plants, with two-lipped flowers.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Nees von Esenbeck CGD (1832) Pl. Asiat. Rar. (Wallich). iii. 112.
  2. ^ Flora of China (draft): Acanthaceae.
  3. ^ Flora of Nepal: Peristrophe.
  4. ^ Plants of Africa Database: Peristrophe Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine..
  5. ^ Flora of Zimbabwe: Peristrophe.
  6. ^ Flora of Taiwan: Peristrophe.
  7. ^ Balkwill, K. (1996). A synopsis of Peristrophe in southern Africa. Bothalia 26 (2): 83-93.