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Genus: Herniaria

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 > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Caryophyliaceae

About 47 species (Eurasia, Canary Islands and Africa), with four species native to southern Africa and a further species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Herniaria capensis

 

Herniaria erckertii

 

Herniaria grimmii

 

Herniaria schlechteri

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Herniaria glabra

Native to Europe, Asia and North Africa.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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