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Thunbergia alata Sims Acanthaceae. Black-eyed Susan. Tender, perennial herbaceous climbing plant. Distribution: East Africa. Named for Carl Peter (Pehr or Per) Thunberg (1743-1828), doctor, botanist, student of Linnaeus who collected plants in Japan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. He published Flora Japonica (1784); Prodomus plantarum capensis (2 vols., 1794, 1800); Icones plantarum japonicarum (1805); Flora capensis (1807-1823) on the South African collections, and Voyages de C.P. Thunberg au Japon par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, les Isles de la Sonde (1796) about his travels. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in April 1788.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry. (2012). Doctors in the Medicinal Garden. Plants named after physicians. Royal College of Physicians. link

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, East Tropical Africa, Kenya
  • Africa, East Tropical Africa, Tanzania
  • Africa, East Tropical Africa, Uganda
  • Africa, Northeast Tropical Africa, Eritrea
  • Africa, Northeast Tropical Africa, Ethiopia
  • Africa, Northeast Tropical Africa, Sudan
  • Africa, South Tropical Africa, Malawi
  • Africa, South Tropical Africa, Mozambique
  • Africa, Southern Africa, Botswana
  • Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland
  • Africa, West Tropical Africa, Liberia
  • Africa, West Tropical Africa, Nigeria
  • Africa, West Tropical Africa, Sierra Leone
  • Africa, West-Central Tropical Africa, Rwanda

Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims Susie Series

Genus: Thunbergia
Species: alata Bojer ex Sims
Cultivar: Susie Series
Distribution summary: Africa
Habit: Perennial
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Commemorative

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