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Genus: Hyperacanthus

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

Two species, native to tropical Africa with both of them having distributions extending into southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Hyperacanthus amoenus (Thorny gardenis)

 

Hyperacanthus microphyllus

 

Publications

  • Bridson, D.M. & Robbrecht, E. 1985. Validation of the African genus Hyperacanthus E.Mey. (Rubiaceae tribe Gardenieae). Kew Bulletin 40: 273-286.

 

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