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Genus: Chamaecrista

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 > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae

About 250 species, mainly native to the neotropical region, but with 19 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Chamaecrista absus

Chamaecrista biensis


Chamaecrista capensis

Chamaecrista comosa


Chamaecrista dimidiata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Chamaecrista falcinella


Chamaecrista fenarolii


Chamaecrista gracilior

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Chamaecrista katangensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Chamaecrista huillensis


Chamaecrista kirkii


Chamaecrista mimosoides

Chamaecrista paralias

Recorded from Mozambique.


Chamaecrista parva


Chamaecrista plumosa


Chamaecrista polytricha

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Chamaecrista stricta


Chamaecrista wittei

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Chamaecrista zambesica

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.



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