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Genus: Maytenus

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 150 species worldwide, of which 14 are native to 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.

Maytenus abbottii

 

Maytenus acuminata

 

Maytenus albata

 

Maytenus chasei

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Maytenus cordata

 

Maytenus deflexa

 

Maytenus ilicina

 

Maytenus lucida

 

Maytenus monococca

 

Maytenus oleoides

 

Maytenus oleosa

 

Maytenus peduncularis

 

Maytenus procumbens

 

Maytenus undata

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Maytenus boaria (Mayten tree)

Native to Chile and Argentina.

 

Maytenus ilicifolia (Sombra de toro)

Native to Brazil.

 

 


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