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Genus: Kochia

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: Amaranthaceae > Subfamily: Chenopodioideae

About five species, native to Africa and Eurasia, with two species native to southern Africa, one species that is naturalised and a further species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Kochia ciliata

 

Kochia tricophylla

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Kochia tomentosa

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Kochia scoparia (Summer cypresss)

Native to Eurasia.

 

Publications

  • Scott, A.J. 1978. A revision of the Camphorosmoideae (Chenopodiaceae). Feddes Repertorium 89: 101-119.

 

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