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Genus: Echium

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 > Family: Boraginaceae

About 60 species, mainly on Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands but also native to Africa and Asia. One species is native and two species are naturalised in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Echium plantagineum

A declared Category 1 invader plants in South Africa.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Echium simplex

A declared Category 1 invader plants in South Africa.

 

Echium vulgare

 

 


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