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Genus: Nesaea

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 50-70 species worldwide, of which 28 species are native to southern Africa. In addition, Nesaea calcicola (native to Madagascar) is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Nesaea alata

 

Nesaea anagalloides

 

Nesaea aspera

 

Nesaea cordata

 

Nesaea crassicaulis

 

Nesaea cymosa

 

Nesaea dinteri

 

Nesaea erecta

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Nesaea drummondii

 

Nesaea heptamera

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Nesaea luederitzii

 

Nesaea minima

 

Nesaea ondongana

 

Nesaea passerinoides

 

Nesaea prieuriana

 

Nesaea radicans

 

Nesaea rautanenii

 

Nesaea rigidula

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Nesaea sagittifolia

 

Nesaea saluta

 

Nesaea sarcophylla

 

Nesaea schinzii

 

Nesaea schlechteri

 

Nesaea teixeirae

 

Nesaea tolypobotrys

 

Nesaea wardii

 

Nesaea woodii

 

Nesaea zambatidis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Nesaea calcicola

Native to Madagascar.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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