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Five genera and 16 species (New World); two species of
different genera (Ibicella
and Proboscidea) are naturalised in southern Africa.
Genera naturalised in southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
The three species are native to warm regions of South
America and one, Ibicella lutea, has been introduced to southern
Africa where it has become a garden escape and a weed of cultivation.
The nine species are native to warm regions of South
America. Proboscidea fragrans originates from Mexico and besides
being an ornamental garden species, it is also cultivated for its fruit. In
southern Africa it occurs as a garden escape and is thought to have become