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Genus: Hebenstretia

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 > Family: Scrophulariaceae

Hebenstretia sp., Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa) in recently burnt area 

All 24 species are native to southern Africa but a few have distributions extending further north.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Hebenstretia angolensis

[= Hebenstriatia holubii]

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Hebenstretia anomala


Hebenstretia comosa


Hebenstretia cordata


Hebenstretia dentata


Hebenstretia dregei


Hebenstretia dura


Hebenstretia fastigiosa


Hebenstretia glaucescens


Hebenstretia hamulosa


Hebenstretia integrifolia


Hebenstretia kamiesbergensis


Hebenstretia lanceolata


Hebenstretia minutiflora


Hebenstretia namaquensis


Hebenstretia neglecta


Hebenstretia oatesii

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it split into H. o. inyangana and H. o. rhodesiana.


Hebenstretia paarlensis


Hebenstretia parviflora


Hebenstretia ramosissima


Hebenstretia rehmannii


Hebenstretia repens


Hebenstretia robusta


Hebenstretia sarcocarpa




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