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Seven families of which two are encountered in southern Africa. Of the 12 genera
and 66 species, two genera and two species are native to southern Africa.
Families encountered in southern Africa
One species (sometimes split into more species):
(Albino-berry, Mountain peach) (see
Flora of Zimbabwe), with an indigenous distribution including
East Africa, southern Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe
and Mozambique), Madagascar, the Mascarenes and Seychelles. Previously placed in family
Flacourtiaceae, which is considered here as a synonym of Salicaceae.
Geissoloma marginatum, which is endemic to the Western Cape.
Families not encountered in
southern Africa: Crossosomataceae, Guamatelaceae,
Stachyuraceae, Staphyleaceae, Strasburgeriaceae.