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Genus: Xerophyta

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 > Family: Velloziaceae

About 30-40 species, of which 14 species are 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.

Xerophyta argentea

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Xerophyta equisetoides


Xerophyta eylesii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xerophyta humilis

Xerophyta longicaulis


Xerophyta retinervis


Xerophyta schlechteri


Xerophyta seinei

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xerophyta simulans

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Xerophyta squarrosa


Xerophyta suaveolens


Xerophyta villosa


Xerophyta viscosa


Xerophyta zambiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.



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