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Acanthaceae MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Acanthaceae
Tree Number(s)
B01.875.800.575.912.250.583.040
Unique ID
D027901
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D027901
Scope Note
A plant family of the order Lamiales. It is characterized by simple leaves in opposite pairs, cystoliths (enlarged cells containing crystals of calcium carbonate), and bilaterally symmetrical and bisexual flowers that are usually crowded together. The common name for Ruellia of wild petunia is easily confused with PETUNIA.
Entry Term(s)
Acanthus
Hygrophila
Hypoestes
Ruellia
Thunbergia
Registry Number
txid4185
Related Numbers
txid13326
txid13570
txid13659
txid13728
txid23945
See Also
Petunia
Public MeSH Note
2002
History Note
2002
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/08/03
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Acanthaceae Preferred
Thunbergia Narrower
Hypoestes Narrower
Ruellia Narrower
Acanthus Narrower
Hygrophila Narrower
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