Acanthus montanus

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Acanthus montanus


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Acantheae
Subtribus: Acanthinae
Genus: Acanthus
Species: Acanthus montanus



Acanthus montanus (Nees) T.Anderson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 37 (1863).


  • Basionym
    • Cheilopsis montana Nees in Candolle, Prodr. 11: 272 (1847).
  • Heterotypic
    • Acanthus barteri T.Anderson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 37 (1863).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire.
    • Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Chad.
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Zambia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names

English: Bear's Breech, Mountain Thistle
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