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Genus: Alonsoa

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: Lamiales > Famliy: Scrophulariaceae

A total of 16 species, most of them occurring in South America. Two species are native to southern Africa and are pollinated by oil-collecting bees. In addition, there are two species from South America that are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Alonsoa peduncularis

 

Alonsoa unilabiata

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

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

Alonsoa incisifolia

Native to Peru.

 

Alonsoa linearis

Native from Ecuador to Bolivia.

 

Publications

  • Roux, J.P. 1985. Alonsoa peduncularis rediscovered. Journal of South African Botany 52: 79.

  • Steiner, K.E. 1989. A second Alonsoa (Scrophulariaceae) species in South Africa. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 76: 11521159.

 


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