Acanthaceae


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Acanthaceae

[ə‚kan′thās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Scrophulariales distinguished by their usually herbaceous habit, irregular flowers, axile placentation, and dry, dehiscent fruits.
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Familias de plantas Abundancia Riqueza Margalef (N) de sp (S) (DMg) Acanthaceae 5 2 0.
The largest group of genera within the tribe is that associated with the Acanthaceae (at least 18 genera).
The Euphorbiaceae, Acanthaceae, Fabeacea and Cucurbitaceae family contributed two plants for each family.
I've been working on the flora of tropical East Africa, which covers Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, for example, documenting all the species from a particularly diverse family there (the Acanthaceae, or shrimp plant, family).
Flowering plants, dicotyledons: Lamiales (except Acanthaceae including Avicenniaceae).
Other topics include Acanthaceae species as potential indicators of phytogeographic territories in Central Africa, the influence of habitat fragmentation on bird nest success at different spatial scales, and quantifying physical habitat heterogeneity in an ecologically meaningful manner.