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Genus: Kohautia

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 60 species, native to the Old World tropics, with 16 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.

Kohautia amatymbica (Tremble tops)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Kohautia amboensis


Kohautia angolensis


Kohautia aspera


Kohautia azurea


Kohautia caespitosa


Kohautia cicendioides


Kohautia coccinea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Kohautia cuspidata


Kohautia cynanchica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Kohautia latibrachiata


Kohautia longifolia


Kohautia microflora


Kohautia ramosissima


Kohautia subverticillata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Kohautia virgata



  • Bremekamp, C.E.B. 1952. The African Oldenlandieae s.1. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, sect. 2. 48, 2: 3-297.

  • Verdcourt, B. 1976. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rubiaceae (part 1): 1-414.

  • Mantell, D. 1989. Kohautia. Flora Zambesiaca 5,1: 85-93.


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