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Family: Haloragaceae

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 > Order: Saxifragales


Genera native to southern Africa

List from Bredenkamp (2000).


Four species, occurring from Africa through to the East Indies and New Zealand, with one species, Laurembergia repens native to southern Africa.



Forty species, cosmopolitan, with two naturalised species in southern Africa: Myriophyllum aquaticum (Parrot’s feather, Waterduisendblaar) and Myriophyllum spicatum (Spiked water-milfoil). Both species are declared Category 1 invasive plants in South Africa.



  • Bredenkamp, C.L. 2000. Haloragaceae. In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 317-318. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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