Acrotome inflata

Acrotome inflata
Acrotome inflata


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Tribus: Leucadeae
Genus: Acrotome
Species: Acrotome inflata


Acrotome inflata Benth., 1848


  • Heterotypic
    • Acrotome amboensis Briq., Bull. Herb. Boissier 2(3): 1095 (1894).
    • Lasiocorys eenii (Hiern) Baker in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 469 (1900).
    • Leucas eenii Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 878 (1900).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary referencesEdit

Additional referencesEdit

  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page


Vernacular namesEdit

Afrikaans: Tolbossie, Perdeskrikbossie
English: Tumbleweed
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