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Anthocleista grandiflora (Forest fever tree)

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 > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Gentianaceae

There are about 50 species in the genus Anthocleista, native mainly to tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands. Anthocleista grandiflora is the only species in the genus that extends its distribution into southern Africa. 
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Anthocleista grandiflora in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The right hand photo shows the large size of the leaves. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Anthocleista in the past has been more commonly placed under the family Loganiaceae.

 

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