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Genus: Gibbaeum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Aizoaceae > Subfamily: Ruschioideae

Seventeen species, native mainly in the vicinity of the Little Karoo, but the distribution does extend into the Northern Cape.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Gibbaeum album


Gibbaeum angulipes


Gibbaeum dispar


Gibbaeum esterhuyseniae


Gibbaeum geminum


Gibbaeum gibbosum


Gibbaeum haaglenii


Gibbaeum heathii


Gibbaeum muirii


Gibbaeum nebrownii


Gibbaeum nuciforme


Gibbaeum pachypodium


Gibbaeum petrense


Gibbaeum pilosulum


Gibbaeum pubescens


Gibbaeum shandii


Gibbaeum velutinum



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