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Genus: Artabotrys

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > magnoliids > Order: Magnoliales > Family: Annonaceae

About 100 species, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Old World. Two species are native to southern Africa and a further species is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Artabotrys brachypetalus (Large hook-berry, Purple hook-berry)

Native distribution includes Central African Republic, DRC, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa (Limpopo).

Artabotrys monteiroae


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Artabotrys hexapetalus (Manoranjitham, Yakada-wel)

Native to Indian and Sri Lanka.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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