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Genus: Boscia

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 > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Brassicales > Family: Capparaceae

There are 37 species (Africa and Arabian Peninsula), of which 10 are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Boscia albitrunca (Shepherd's tree)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Boscia angustifolia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Boscia filipes

Recorded from Mozambique.


Boscia foetida

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Boscia matabelensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Boscia microphylla


Boscia mossambicensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Boscia oleoides


Boscia salicifolia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Boscia tomentosa


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