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Family: Elaeocarpaceae

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 > Order: Oxalidales

Twelve genera and 605 species worldwide, but not native to Africa and absent from North Temperate regions. Included here because two genera and seven species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Genera cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Elaeocarpus

About 350 species worldwide. There are no indigenous species in southern Africa (or Africa) but five species are cultivated in the region.

 

Crinodendron

Two species cultivated.

 

Publications

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

 

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