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Genus: Teucrium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Lamiales > Family: Lamiaceae

About 100 species, found in temperate and warm regions worldwide but most species occurring in the Northern Hemisphere. Three species are native to southern Africa and an additional six species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Teucrium africanum


Teucrium kraussii


Teucrium trifidum


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Teucrium botrys (Cut-leaved germander)

Native to Europe.


Teucrium cubense

Native to northern and tropical Africa.


Teucrium flavum

Native to the Mediterranean region.


Teucrium fruticans

Native from Portugal to Italy.


Teucrium occidentale

Native to North America.


Teucrium scorodonia (Wood germander)

Native to Europe.



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