Phaulopsis is predominantly an African genus with a center of diversity in southern Zaire. Most species occur within 10 degrees of the northern and southern parallels. Manktelow (1996) treated 22 species (plus a few intraspecific names) in her monograph of the genus. Species are mostly insect pollinated or autogamous. Some have medicinal, cultural, or nutritional uses.
Manktelow, M. 1996. Phaulopsis (Acanthaceae) – a monograph. Symb. Bot. Ups. 31 (2): 1-184.
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