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Monechma debile (Forssk.) Nees
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 11: 411 (1847) 
Notes : According to Fl. Somalia 3: 418 (2006), the accepted name for this species is Justicia debilis.
Information on the genus : Monechma
Basionym : Dianthera debilis Forssk.
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Justicia debilis (Forssk.) Vahl
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Justicia debilis (Forssk.) Vahl
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Justicia debilis (Forssk.) Vahl
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dianthera debilis Forssk.
 Justicia debilis (Forssk.) Vahl
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Monechma monechmoides (S. Moore) Hutch.
=Justicia monechmoides S. Moore
=Monechma tettense C.B. Clarke
=Monechma welwitschii C.B. Clarke
=*Justicia albiflora Ehrenb. non Blume
=Justicia blepharostegia Thomson
=Justicia somalensis Franch. sensu lato
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 1.2 m. Alt: 15 - 1500 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • DE CANDOLLE, A. (1847). Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis ... (DC.) 11: 411 
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1995). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 30[3]: 59

Bibliography other :
  • SHAMSO, E.M. (2010). A Synoptic revision of Acanthaceae in Egypt,With a new record from Gebel Elba Taeckholmia 30: 127-144
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Record n°27781 modified 2007-03-13
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