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Genus: Avonia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Portulacaceae

Native to Somalia and southern Africa. Fourteen species native to southern Africa, concentrated mainly in Namibia and the Northern Cape. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Avonia albissima


Avonia dinteri


Avonia gariepensis


Avonia herreana


Avonia mallei


Avonia papyracea


Avonia perplexa


Avonia prominens


Avonia quinaria

See Burgoyne & Condy (1999).


Avonia recurvata


Avonia rhodesica


Avonia ruschii


Avonia ustulata


Avonia variabilis



  • Burgoyne, P.M. & Condy, G. 1999. Avonia quinaria subsp. alstonii. Flowering Plants of Africa 56: 5860.

  • Williamson, G. 1995. A new Avonia (Portulacaceae) from the northwestern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Cactus and Succulent Journal (US) 67: 104107.

  • Williamson, G. 1997. New combinations in the genus Avonia (Portulacaceae). British Cactus and Succulent Journal 15: 208.


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