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Genus: Cardiospermum

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 > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Sapindales > Family: Sapindaceae

There are 12-20 species, native mainly to tropical America but with three species native to southern Africa. In addition, Cardiospermum grandiflorum (Balloon vine, Blaasklimop) is a naturalised species that is a declared Category 1 invader plant in South Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Cardiospermum corindum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Cardiospermum halicacabum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Cardiospermum pechuelii

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Cardiospermum grandiflorum

A declared Category 1 invader plant in South Africa. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

 


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