Species of Sanchezia are herbs or shrubs with brightly colored flowers. In Sanchezia, fertile stamens have been reduced from four to two, which are generally exserted (two staminodes also present within corolla). The most comprehensive taxonomic investigation (Leonard and Smith 1964) treats ca. 60 species, these centered in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and western Brazil. A few Sanchezia species are found in the horticultural industry.
Leonard, E.C. and L.B. Smith. 1964. Sanchezia and related American Acanthaceae. Rhodora. 66: 313-343.
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