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Phlogacanthus turgidus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Andrographideae
Genus: Phlogacanthus
Nees, 1832

Cystacanthus T.Anderson
Diotacanthus Benth.
Janasia Raf.
Loxanthus Nees
Meninia Fua ex Hook.f.

Phlogacanthus[2][3] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae and tribe Andrographideae. Its distribution includes India through to Indo-China, southern China and Sulawesi.[1]


Plants of the World currently recognises 24 species:[1]

The Plant List[4] indicates that several species remain unresolved; several were synonyms of the genus Cystacanthus.



  1. ^ a b c Plants of the World Online: Phlogacanthus Nees (retrieved 11 July 2018)>
  2. ^ Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V. (ed) (2014). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 26 May 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Nees CGD (1832) Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 3: 76, 99.
  4. ^ The Plant List: Phlogacanthus (retrieved 16 November 2017)

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