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Genus: Cryptolepis

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 I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Apocynaceae > Subfamily: Periplocoideae

About 25 species, native to Africa, Madagascar and Asia, with eight species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Cryptolepis apiculata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Cryptolepis capensis


Cryptolepis cryptolepidioides

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Cryptolepis decidua


Cryptolepis delagoensis


Cryptolepis oblongifolia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Cryptolepis obtusa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Cryptolepis producta

Recorded from Zimbabwe.



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