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Genus: Hymenodictyon

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

Twenty species, found in the Old World, with two species native to southern Africa and a further species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Hymenodictyon floribundum

Native to tropical Africa, including Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Hymenodictyon parvifolium

Native to tropical Africa, including Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa (Limpopo and Mpumalanga). See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in the region

List from Glen (2002).

Hymenodictyon orixense

Native to tropical Asia.

 

Publications

  • Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. 1988. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rubiaceae (part 2): 415-747.

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 

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