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Genus: Tarchonanthus

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: Tarchonantheae

The six species are native to Africa, all occurring in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Tarchonanthus camphoratus (Camphor Tree, Camphor Bush)

Vaalbos, Kapokbossie, Kanferboom, Kanferbos [Afrikaans], iGqeba-elimhlophe [Zulu]; Mathola [Xhosa]; Mofahlana [South Sotho]; Mohata [Tswana]; Sefahla [North Sotho]; Umgebe [Shona]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 178; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 240; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 245. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Tarchonanthus littoralis


Tarchonanthus minor


Tarchonanthus obovatus


Tarchonanthus parvicapitulatus


Tarchonanthus trilobus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


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