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Genus: Eryngium

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

Six species, with indigenous ranges in Europe and South America, are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Eryngium agavifolium

Native to Argentina.

Eryngium amethysticum

Native from Italy to the Balkans.

Eryngium caucasianum

Native from Turkey to Turkmenistan.

Eryngium glaciale

Native to Spain.

Eryngium pandanifolium (Caraguata)

Native to South America.

Eryngium planum

Native to Europe.

 

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