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Genus: Canthium

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 > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Rubiaceae

About 52 species, found in tropical areas of the Old World, with 13 species native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique. Note that a number of species once placed under Canthium, are now placed in the genus Afrocanthium.

Canthium armatum

[= Plectroniella armata]

 

Canthium ciliatum

 

Canthium glaucum

 

Canthium inerme (Common turkey-berry)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Canthium kuntzeanum

 

Canthium ngonii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Canthium oligocarpum (Chimanimani canthium)

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Canthium pseudorandii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Canthium racemulosum

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Canthium setiflorum

 

Canthium spinosum

 

Canthium suberosum

 

Canthium vanwykii

 

Publications

  • Bridson, D.M. 1992. The genus Canthium (Rubiaceae - Vanguerieae) in tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin 47: 355-403.

  • Bridson, D.M. 1998. Rubiaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 5,2: 211-377.

  • Verdcourt, B. & Bridson, D.M. 1991. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rubiaceae (part 3): 1-956.

 

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