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Genus: Oldenlandia

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 300 species, tropical in distribution, particularly Africa, 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.

Oldenlandia affinis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia angolensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia cana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.  


Oldenlandia capensis


Oldenlandia cephalotes


Oldenlandia corymbosa


Oldenlandia echinulosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.  


Oldenlandia fastigiata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.  


Oldenlandia geminiflora

 Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia goreensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia herbacea

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia lancifolia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia muscosa


Oldenlandia rosulata


Oldenlandia rupicola

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Oldenlandia tenella



  • 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.

  • Verdcourt, B. 1989. Rubiaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 5,1: 1-210.


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