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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

 

Publications

  • 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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