Mackaya Harv.

Commemorating James Townsend Mackay (1775–1862), Scottish botanist and gardener.

For description see Mackaya bella.

Flowers large, 5-lobed, pale violet with fine dark lines; fertile stamens 2.


A genus of 1 species from South Africa.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Acanthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Acanthaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Mackaya bella Harv.