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Genus: Maerua

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

About 100 species (tropical Asia, India and Africa), of which 20 species 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.

Maerua angolensis (Bead-bean tree)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua brevipetiolata

 

Maerua brunnescens

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Maerua buxifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua cafra (Whitewood bush-cherry)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua decumbens

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua edulis

 

Maerua friesii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua gilgii

 

Maerua juncea

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it is split into two subspecies - M. j. crustata and M. j. juncea.

 

Maerua kaokoensis

Endemic to the Kaokoveld in northwestern Namibia. See Swanepoel (2006).

 

Maerua kirkii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua nervosa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua parvifolia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua prittwitzii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua racemulosa (Forest bush-cherry)

 

Maerua rosmarinoides

 

Maerua salicifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Maerua schinzii (Ringwood tree)

 

Maerua triphylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

References

  • Swanepoel, W. 2006. Maerua kaokoensis, a new species from Namibia. Bothalia 36(1): 81-85.

 


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