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Genus: Gomphrena

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

About 120 species, native mainly to the New World tropics and subtropics and also Australia; three species have become naturalised as weeds in southern Africa.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Gomphrena celosioides

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Gomphrena globosa (Globe amaranth)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Gomphrena martiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

 


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