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Acanthaceae Acanthus family

Author: Juss.
Description: Angiosperm, Dicot
Most are tropical herbs, shrubs, or twining vines; some are epiphytes. Plants in this family have simple, opposite, decussate leaves with entire (or sometimes toothed, lobed, or spiny) margins, and without stipules. The flowers are perfect, zygomorphic to nearly actinomorphic, and arranged in an inflorescence that is either a spike, raceme, or cyme. Typically there is a colorful bract subtending each flower; in some species the bract is large and showy.[1]

[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthaceae

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Aphelandra aurantiaca


Aphelandra aurantiacaAccession Number: APH-011-1-20-002
Author: (Scheidw.) Lindl.
Common Name: Fiery Spike
Habit: Herb
Height: 4.5 ft
Origin: Mexico And South America
Garden Location: Heliconia Trail


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Aphelandra sinclairiana


Aphelandra sinclairianaAccession Number: APH-011-1-20-001
Author: Nees ex Benth.
Common Name: Panama Queen
Habit: Shrub
Origin: Panama, Costa Rica
Garden Location: Top Of Cook Pine Trail


Fittonia 'strawberry dreams'


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Accession Number: Fitt-13-7-24-1
Habit: Creeping Herb
Garden Location: Ocean Trail Under Hala By Iron Wood Tree


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Fittonia albivenis


Fittonia albivenisAccession Number: FIT-011-1-20-001
Author: (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt
Common Name: Nerve Plant, Mosiac Plant
Synonym: Fittonia verschaffeltii
Habit: Creeping Herb
Height: 6-12 in
Origin: Colombia To Peru
Garden Location: Cook Pine Trail Stairs And Fallen Banyan
Comments: Variety has Round Green Leaves with orange veins


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Fittonia albivenis var. argyroneura


Fittonia albivenisAccession Number: FIT-011-1-20-002
Author: (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt
Common Name: Nerve Plant, Mosiac Plant
Synonym: Fittonia verschaffeltii
Habit: Creeping Herb
Height: 6-12 in
Origin: Colombia To Peru
Garden Location: Heliconia Trail Near Banyan Canyon
Comments: Small Green Leaves with white veins


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Graptophyllum pictum var. Pink


Graptophyllum pictumAccession Number: GRAP-011-1-27-002
Author: (L.) Griff.
Common Name: Caricature Plant
Habit: Evergreen Shrub
Height: 8 ft
Origin: New Guinea
Garden Location: Orchid Garden Under Cannonball Trees


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Graptophyllum pictum var. Purple


Graptophyllum pictumAccession Number: GRAP-011-1-27-001
Author: (L.) Griff.
Common Name: Caricature Plant
Habit: Evergreen Shrub
Height: 8 ft
Origin: New Guinea
Garden Location: Orchid Garden Under Cannonball Trees


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Graptophyllum pictum var. White


Graptophyllum pictumAccession Number: GRAP-011-1-27-003
Author: (L.) Griff.
Common Name: Caricature Plant
Habit: Evergreen Shrub
Height: 8 ft
Origin: New Guinea
Garden Location: Orchid Garden Under Cannonball Trees


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Hemigraphis (sp)


Hemigraphis (sp)Accession Number: HEMI-011-1-20-001
Garden Location: Cook Pine Trail By Stairs


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Hemigraphis (sp)


Hemigraphis (sp)Accession Number: HEMI-011-1-20-004
Garden Location: All Over The Garden


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Hemigraphis alternata


Hemigraphis alternataAccession Number: HEMI-011-1-20-002
Author: (Burm.f.) T.Anderson
Common Name: Purple Waffle, Red Flame Ivy
Synonym: Hemigraphis colorata
Habit: Herb
Height: 6-12 in.
Origin: Malayasia
Garden Location: Orchid Garden, Torch Ginger Trail Heliconia Trail Ocean Trail


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Hemigraphis alternata var. Exotica


Hemigraphis alternataAccession Number: HEMI-011-1-20-003
Author: (Burm.f.) T.Anderson
Common Name: Purple Waffle, Red Flame Ivy
Synonym: Hemigraphis colorata
Habit: Herb
Height: 6-12 in.
Origin: Malayasia
Garden Location: Torch Ginger Trail, Welcome Pond, Orchid Garden Trail, Banyan Canyon


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Hemigraphis repanda


Hemigraphis repandaAccession Number: HEMI-011-1-20-006
Author: (L.) Hallier f.
Common Name: Dragon's Breath
Height: 6 inches
Garden Location: Boardwalk By Galangal Ginger Across From Fourth Bench And Lily Lake
Comments: May Be The Same Species As Species 3 By Pond


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Justicia aurea


Justicia aureaAccession Number: JUS-011-1-20-001
Author: Schltdl.
Common Name: Yellow Plume Flower
Habit: Shrub
Height: 12 ft
Origin: Mexico To Central America
Garden Location: Work Trail, Boardwalk Vista


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Justicia brasiliana


Justicia brasilianaAccession Number: JUS-011-1-26-001
Author: Roth
Habit: Shrub
Height: 3ft +
Origin: Brazil
Garden Location: Nursery Area
Comments: Acanthaceae


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Justicia carnea


Justicia carneaAccession Number: JUS-011-1-20-002
Author: Lindl.
Common Name: Brazilian Plume Flower
Habit: Shrub
Height: 6 ft
Origin: South America
Garden Location: Heliconia Trail Near Banyan Canyon


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Megaskepasma erythrochlamys


Megaskepasma erythrochlamysAccession Number: MEG-011-1-20-001
Author: Lindau
Common Name: Brazilian red cloak
Habit: Shrub
Height: 6 ft
Origin: Venezuela
Garden Location: Monkeypod Trail


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Odontonema callistachyum


Odontonema callistachyumAccession Number: ODON-011-1-26-002
Author: (Cham. & Schltdl.) Kuntze
Common Name: Purple Firespike, Purple Flame
Synonym: Justicia callistachya
Habit: Shrub
Height: 15 ft
Origin: Mexico And Central America
Garden Location: Boardwalk Across From Hamburger Rock


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Odontonema tubaeforme


Odontonema tubaeformeAccession Number: ODON-011-1-26-001
Author: (Bertol.) Kuntze
Common Name: Brazilian Firespike
Synonym: Odontonema strictum
Habit: Shrub
Height: 6 ft
Origin: Central America
Garden Location: Heliconia Trail, Work Area, Alakahi Stream Trail


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Pachystachys coccinea


Pachystachys coccineaAccession Number: PACH-011-1-26-001
Author: (Aubl.) Nees
Common Name: Cardinal's Guard
Synonym: Justicia coccinea
Habit: Shrub
Height: 5 ft or more
Origin: West Indies, Northern South America
Garden Location: Anthurium Trail, Boardwalk By H. Longissisma


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Pachystachys lutea


Pachystachys luteaAccession Number: PACH-012-5-13-1
Author: Nees
Common Name: Yellow Shrimp Plant
Habit: Shrub
Height: 5 ft or more
Origin: Peru
Uses: popular landscape plant
Garden Location: Cook Pine Trail Near Pritchardia Palm


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Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum


Pseuderanthemum laxiflorumAccession Number: PSEU-011-1-26-001
Author: (A. Gray) F.T. Hubb. ex L.H. Bailey
Common Name: Shooting Stars
Height: 4 ft
Garden Location: Anthurium Trail By Mango Lookout


Sanchezia oblonga 'Singapore Gold'


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Accession Number: ACAN-13-6-10-1
Synonym: Sanchezia nobilis
Habit: upright tropical perennial shrub
Origin: Central And South America
Garden Location: Nursery


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Strobilanthes dyeranus


Strobilanthes dyeranusAccession Number: STRO-011-1-27-002
Author: M.T. Mast.
Common Name: Persian Shield
Habit: Shrub
Origin: Myanmar
Garden Location: Fern Circle Entrance


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Strobilanthes maculata


Strobilanthes maculataAccession Number: STRO-011-1-27-001
Author: Nees
Common Name: Spotted Strobilanthes
Origin: Himalayas
Garden Location: Fern Circle Boardwalk By Rain Shelter


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Thunbergia battiscombei


Thunbergia battiscombeiAccession Number: THUN-011-1-20-004
Author: Turrill
Common Name: Blue Glory
Habit: Climbing Herb
Origin: Tropical Africa
Garden Location: Back Visitor's Parking Lot Near Bottle Palm


Thunbergia coccinea


Thunbergia coccineaAccession Number: THUN-010-1-20-003
Author: Wall.
Habit: Woody Twiner
Origin: India
Garden Location: Back Visitor's Parking Lot


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Thunbergia erecta


Thunbergia erectaAccession Number: THUN-011-1-20-002
Author: (Benth.) T.Anderson
Common Name: King's Mantle
Habit: Climbing Herb
Origin: Tropical Africa
Garden Location: Monkeypod Trail


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Thunbergia grandiflora


Thunbergia grandifloraAccession Number: THUN-010-1-20-001
Author: Roxb.
Habit: Woody Twiner
Origin: India
Garden Location: Ocean Trail By Turtle Point, Alakahi Stream Trail


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Thunbergia mysorensis


Thunbergia mysorensisAccession Number: THUN-010-1-20-005
Author: (Wight) T.Anderson
Common Name: Clock Vine
Habit: Climbing Herb
Origin: India
Garden Location: Access Trail By Security


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Undetermined Acanthaceae species


Undetermined Acanthaceae speciesAccession Number: UNKACA-011-1-26-002
Garden Location: Boardwalk By Hamburger Rock
Comments: Acanthaceae


Undetermined Acanthaceae species


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Accession Number: Acan-13-7-24-1
Garden Location: Back Of Fern Circle By Sexy Pink