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Genus: Stylochaeton

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

About 15 species, native to tropical and southern subtropical Africa, with three species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Stylochaeton borumensis

See Flora of Mozambique.


Stylochaeton natalensis

Native to Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal).

Stylochaeton puberulus

Native distribution in southern Africa includes Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.


  • Mayo, S.J. 1985. Araceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-71.
  • Mayo, S.J., Bogner, J. & Boyce, P.C. 1997. The Genera of Araceae. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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