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Genus: Gaura

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: Onagraceae

All 21 species are native to North America. Two species have become naturalised in southern Africa and a further species is cultivated in the region.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Gaura lindheimeri

Native to southern USA.

 

Gaura sinuata

Native to western USA.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Gaura hexandra

Native from southern USA to Guatemala.

 

Publications

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

  • Goldblatt, P. & Raven, P.H. 1997. FSA contributions 9: Onagraceae. Bothalia 27: 149-165.

 

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