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Family: Cleomaceae

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

There are 10 genera and about 300 species worldwide, with the genus Cleome making up most of the species (275). Cleome is the only genus in the family that occurs in southern Africa, where there are 21 native species and a further two species that are cultivated.

Genera native to southern Africa


About 275 species (tropics and warm regions worldwide), with 21 species native to southern Africa and a further two species that are cultivated in the region.



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