Cynarospermum asperrimumLucinda A. McDade and Carrie Kiel
Cynarospermum is an Indian genus with a single species. This species was treated as a member of Blepharis until Vollesen (1999) pointed out that it lacks the synapomorphies of that genus (i.e., leaves are opposite rather than in pseudowhorls, and the anterior pair of filaments is normal rather than appendaged). Plants of this species also have a number of apomorphies that further distinguish them from Blepharis. Inflorescences are reduced to solitary or paired flowers in the axils of vegetatives leaves, the bracteoles are three parted at the apex, and the seeds have conical tubercles.
Vollesen, K. 1999. Cynarospermum, a new genus of Acanthaceae from India. Kew Bulletin 54: 171-177.
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McDade, Lucinda A. and Carrie Kiel. 2006. Cynarospermum. Cynarospermum asperrimum http://tolweb.org/Cynarospermum_asperrimum/52313/2006.09.13 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 13 September 2006 (under construction).