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Cephalanthus natalensis (Strawberry bush)

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

Grows as a shrub, climber or small tree along forest margins or on rocky outcrops in high rainfall montane grassland (van Wyk and van Wyk 1997). Note that this plant not produce the strawberries that are commonly eaten around the world (Fragaria).



  • van Wyk, B. and van Wyk, P. 2007. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town.


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