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Family: Bruniaceae

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 > Order: Bruniales

The 9 genera and 57 species are endemic to southern Africa with a distribution extending from the Western Cape to KwaZulu-Natal, most species occurring in the southwestern Cape. 

Genera (all endemic to southern Africa)

Information from Hall (2000).

Audouinia

Five species, endemic to the Western Cape.

Berzelia

Eight species, endemic to the Western and Eastern Cape.

Brunia

Seven species, endemic to the Western and Eastern Cape.

Linconia

The 2 species are endemic to the Western Cape.

Lonchostoma

The 5 species are endemic to the Western Cape.

Pseudobaeckea

The 3 species are endemic to the Western and Eastern Cape.

Raspalia

Eleven species, endemic to Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Staavia

Nine species, endemic to the Western Cape.

Thamnea

Seven species, endemic to the Western Cape.

Publications

  • Goldblatt, P. 1981. Chromosome cytology of Bruniaceae. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 68: 546550.
  • Hall, A.V. 2000. In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 192-195. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

 

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