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Genus: Vangueria

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

A total of 27 species, found in tropical Africa and Madagascar, with 10 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.

Vangueria apiculata (Triangle-flowered wild-medlar)

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Vangueria cyanescens


Vangueria esculenta

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Vangueria infausta

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Vangueria madagascariensis


Vangueria parvifolia


Vangueria proschii


Vangueria randii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Vangueria volkensii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Vangueria soutpansbergensis



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

  • Verdcourt, B. & Bridson, D.M. 1991. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rubiaceae (part 3): 1-956.


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