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Genus: Macowania

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: Gnaphalieae

Of the 12 species, 10 are native to southern Africa. The other two occur in the Arabian Peninsula and Ethiopia.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Macowania conferta  

Macowania corymbosa

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 316.

Macowania deflexa  
Macowania glandulosa  
Macowania hamata  
Macowania pinifolia  
Macowania pulvinaris  
Macowania revoluta  
Macowania sororis  
Macowania tenuifolia  


  • Smith, C.A. 1927. The genus Macowania Oliv. Bothalia 2: 347-350.


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