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Family: Velloziaceae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Pandanales

About nine genera and 240 species (South America, Africa, Arabia), with two genera and 15 species native to southern Africa.

Genera in southern Africa

List from Archer (2000).


One species: Talbotia elegans (Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal).



About 30-40 species, of which 14 species are native to southern Africa.


  • Archer, R.H. 2000. Velloziaceae. In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 736-737. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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