Family: Cabombaceae (Water-shield family)
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Two genera and six species (patchily distributed worldwide),
with one species, Brasenia schreberi, widely distributed worldwide,
including in southern Africa.
Genera native to southern Africa
One species, Brasenia schreberi, which has a wide distribution,
through America, Australia and Africa. Within southern Africa it is a common
species in the Okavango Swamps, Botswana.