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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Acanthus

bear's breeches
shiny bear's-breech

Hierarchical position of the Genus Acanthus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Lamiidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 178. 25 Mar 1993.
   SuperOrdo  Lamianae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 405. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Lamiales Bromhead
pub. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2, 2: 210. Apr 1838.
   Subordo  Acanthineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 186. Mai 1898.
   Familia  Acanthaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 102. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Acanthus
   Subfamilia  Acanthoideae Link
pub. Handbuch 1: 500. Jan-Aug 1829.
   Tribus  Acantheae Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 23. 1829.
   Subtribus  Acanthinae Nees in Wall.
pub. Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 76. 15 Aug 1832.
   Genus  Acanthus L.
pub. (1753)
common name: acanthus

Named members of the Genus Acanthus

   Species  ebracteatus Vahl
common name: acanthus
   Species  mollis L.
common name: acanthus, bear's breeches
   Species  spinosus L.
common name: spine acanthus, shiny bear's-breech
   Species  syriacus Boiss.
common name: Syrian acanthus

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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