Tag Archives: Acanthaceae

Thunbergia mysorensis (Acanthaceae)

Unmistakable in flower! This attractive vine is a non-native in Far North Queensland which has been naturalized in some places. Also known as the Indian Clock Vine. Advertisements

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Hygrophila angustifolia (Willow Hygro) (Acanthaceae)

An aquatic herb at Bromfield Swamp. Was half submerged when I saw it.

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Graptophyllum excelsum (Acanthaceae)

An ornamental shrub of rainforest. The leaves of Graptophyllum typically have toothed leaves. G. excelsum is the only native species with scarlet flowers.

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Avicennia marina (Grey Mangrove) (Acanthaceae)

Avicennia marina is one of the most distinctive mangrove species despite the great variability of the species. The leaves are lance-like (lanceolate) and resembling that of some eucalypts, which has given rise to recognition of this most common Australian subspecies … Continue reading

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