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Genus: Plumbago

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 > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Plumbaginaceae

About 24 species, native to warm regions worldwide, with five species native to southern Africa and a further two species that are cultivated in the region. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Plumbago auriculata

Indigenous distribution from George in the Western Cape up to Mpumalanga; commonly grown in gardens. See Flora of Mozambique.

Plumbago pearsonii

 

Plumbago tristis

 

Plumbago wissii

 

Plumbago zeylanica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Plumbago indica

Native to Indonesia.

 

Plumbago scandens

Native from the USA to South America.

 

 


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