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Genus: Elaeodendron

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 I > Family: Celastraceae

About 30 species, found worldwide with five species in southern Africa. An additional two species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Elaeodendron croceum (Red Saffronwood)

[= Cassine crocea]

Rooisaffraan [Afrikaans]

Elaeodendron matabelicum

[= Elaeodendron fruticosum]

Elaeodendron schlechterianum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Elaeodendron transvaalense

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Elaeodendron zeyheri  

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Elaeodendron glaucum

Native to tropical Africa.


Elaeodendron quadrangulatum

Native to Brazil.


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