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Eighteen genera and about 65 species (mainly
neotropical, also Old World and temperate regions), with three
genera and eight species native to southern Africa, an additional
genus and three species that are naturalised, and another species
that is cultivated in the region.
Genera native to southern Africa
Information from Jordaan (2000).
Three to five species (South America
and tropical Africa), of which one,
latifolia, is native to southern Africa.
Four species (Africa), all of which
are native to southern Africa.
About 25 species (tropical and
subtropical regions), with three species native to
southern Africa and two that are naturalised in the
Genera naturalised in southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
Other genera, cultivated in southern Africa
Information from Glen (2002).
Petiveria alliacea (Erva-guiné)
Native from Mexico to Brazil.
Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated plants of
southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.
Jordaan, M. 2000. Phytolaccaceae. In: Seed Plants of
Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 442-444).
National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.