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Genus: Citharexylum

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: Verbenaceae

Five species cultivated, one of which has become naturalised in Zimbabwe. The wood is used for making musical instruments.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Flora of Zimbabwe.

Citharexylum spinosum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Citharexylum cinereum (Pigeon-feed)

Native to tropical America.


Citharexylum fruticosum

Native to tropical America.


Citharexylum montevidense

Native to Brazil and Uruguay.


Citharexylum quadrangalure (Fiddlewood)

Native to the West Indies.


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