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Genus: Chironia

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

Chironia ?tetragona, Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa).

About 30 species, native to tropical and subtropical Africa and Madagascar, with 17 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.

Chironia albiflora


Chironia arenaria


Chironia baccifera


Chironia decumbens


Chironia gratissima

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Chironia jasminoides


Chironia krebsii


Chironia laxa


Chironia linoides


Chironia melampyrifolia


Chironia palustris


Chironia peduncularis


Chironia peglerae


Chironia purpurascens

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Chironia serpyllifolia


Chironia stokoei


Chironia tetragona



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