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Genus: Lopholaena

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 > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Senecioneae

About 20 species, native to tropical and southern Africa, with nine occurring in southern Africa (summer rainfall regions).

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Lopholaena brickellioides

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Lopholaena cneorifolia


Lopholaena coriifolia 

Pluisbossie [Afrikaans]

Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 44. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Lopholaena disticha


Lopholaena dregeana


Lopholaena festiva


Lopholaena longipes


Lopholaena platyphylla


Lopholaena segmentata



  • Phillips, E.P. & Smith, C.A. 1934. A revision of the genus Lopholaena DC. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 21: 221-238.


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