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Genus: Melhania

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: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae

Formerly in Sterculiaceae. About 60 species worldwide, occurring from Africa to India. There are 13 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.

Melhania acuminata


Melhania burchellii


Melhania damarana


Melhania didyma


Melhania forbesii


Melhania integra


Melhania polygama


Melhania prostrata


Melhania randii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Melhania rehmannii


Melhania suluensis


Melhania transvaalensis


Melhania virescens



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