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Genus: Arctopus

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 > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Apiales > Family: Apiaceae

The three species are endemic to the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI)

Arctopus dregei


Arctopus echinatus

Platdoring, Platannadoring, Sieketroos [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 188; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 184; Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 146.

Arctopus monacanthus



  • Burtt, B.L. 1991. Umbelliferae of southern Africa: an introduction and annotated checklist. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 48: 133-282.


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