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Genus: Keetia

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 40 species, occurring in tropical Africa, with two 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.

Keetia gueinzii

Subsaharan distribution, extending as far south as the Eastern Cape, South Africa. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Keetia venosa (Raisin-fruit keetia)

Distribution extends from the West African tropics to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Publications

  • Bridson, D.M. 1986. The reinstatement of the African genus Keetia (Rubiaceae subfam. Cinchonoideae, tribe Vanguerieae). Kew Bulletin 41: 965-994.

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

  

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