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Odontonema cuspidatum (Nees) Kuntze
Family Acanthaceae
Odontonema cuspidatum (Nees) Kuntze APNI*

Description: Shrub to 5 m tall, young stems 4-sided, sparsely pubescent, hairs more or less in 2 lines.

Leaves with petioles to 30 mm long, ovate-elliptic to elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 40–310 mm long, 15–30 mm wide; surfaces pubescent or glabrate.

Inflorescence of loose to dense, terminal, pedunculate, often basally branched racemes to 50 cm long; racemes (dichasia) opposite at nodes 1–3 or more flowered; peduncles 25 mm long, pubescent like the rachis or nearly glabrous. Bracteoles and secondary bracteoles triangular. Flowers pedicillate, corolla red 21–35 mm long with a more or less distinct throat, upper lip 2–5 mm long.

Capsule 16–27 mm long, glabrous.


Flowering: Spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Native to the Mexico and West Indies; sparsely naturalised.

Garden escape.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld
AVH map***

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Daniel, T.F. (1995) Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 20:147-171.


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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