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Genus: Apodytes

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 > Family: Icacinaceae

About 5-17 species, native to Africa, Madagascar and Australasia, with three 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.

Apodytes abbottii


Apodytes dimidiata (White pear)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Apodytes geldenhuysii



  • Potgieter, M.J. & Van Wyk, A.E. 1994. Fruit structure of the southern African species of Apodytes E. Mey. ex Arn. (Icacinaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 115: 221233.

  • Van Wyk, A.E. & Potgieter, M.J. 1994. Two new species of Apodytes (Icacinaceae) in southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 60: 231239.


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