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Genus: Ammannia

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 > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Myrtales > Family: Lythraceae

About 25 species (tropical, subtropical and temperate regions), with four 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.

Ammannia auriculata


Ammannia baccifera  

[= Ammannia wormskioldii]


Ammannia prieuriana  


Ammannia senegalensis



  • Immelman, K.L. 1991. Synopsis of the genera Nesaea Commers. ex H.B.K. and Ammannia L. (Lythraceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 21: 3549.


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