Ruellia morongii2.jpg Ruellia chartacea.jpg Ruellia pringlei.jpg Thunbergia alata_tropical weed.jpg DNA alignment_Acanthaceae trnG-trnR copy.jpg sister species Ruellia saccata and R. brevifolia.jpg Ruellia purshiana2.jpg

Acanth Fact of the Day

Like the majority of flowering plants, Acanths utilize pigments such as anthocyanins to give color to their flowers. Recent studies in Acanths have shown that changes in the anthocyanin pathway can have a major impact on pollination ecology -- of both the flowering plants and the animals that visit them.
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