Family  Acanthaceae Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 6    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
Alternate name:
Number of accepted genera: 214
Type genus: Acanthus L.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera


  1. McDade, L. A. et al. 2008. Toward a comprehensive understanding of phylogenetic relationships among lineages of Acanthaceae s.l. (Lamiales). Amer. J. Bot. 95:1136-1152.
  2. Scotland, R. W. & K. Vollesen. 2000. Classification of Acanthaceae. Kew Bull. 55:513-589.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 12 July 2020.