Taxon: Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) T. Anderson

Genus: Thunbergia
Family: Acanthaceae
  Subfamily: Thunbergioideae
Nomen number: 36603
Place of publication: J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7:18. 1863 ("1864")
Name Verified on: 09-Jun-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere


    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. 1967- (F NCaled)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Daniel, T. F. 1997. Catalog of the Acanthaceae of Belize with taxonomic and phytogeographic notes Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 21:171.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. 1983 (F TamilC)
  • Oliver, D. et al., eds. v. 1-3, & W. T. Thiselton Dyer et al., eds. v. 4-10. Flora of tropical Africa. 1868-1937 (F TAfr)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Troupin, G. Flore du Rwanda. 1978- (F Rwanda)
  • Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2) Flora Madhya Pradesh. 1993- (F Madhya Prad)


Check other web resources for Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) T. Anderson :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image