For the prehistoric insect order, see Archodonata.

Dicliptera is a genus of flowering plants in the bear's breeches family, Acanthaceae. Dactylostegium is sometimes included herein.

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Uruguayan firecracker plant
Dicliptera suberecta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Justicieae
Genus: Dicliptera

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Brochosiphon Nees
Dactylostegium Nees[1]

Host plantEdit

Dicliptera functions as a host plant for the butterfly, Anartia fatima.[2]

Selected speciesEdit


  1. ^ "Dicliptera Juss". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 23 January 2009. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  2. ^ Silberglied, Robert E.; Aiello, Annette; Lamas, Gerardo (1979). "Neotropical Butterflies of the Genus Anartia: Systematics, Life Histories and General Biology (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)". Psyche: A Journal of Entomology. 86 (2–3): 219–260. doi:10.1155/1979/50172. ISSN 0033-2615.
  3. ^ "Dicliptera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 26 May 2010.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Dicliptera at Wikimedia Commons   Data related to Dicliptera at Wikispecies