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the web of life in southern Africa

Order: Garryales

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

One of the two families, Garryaceae, is native to western North America, Central America and eastern Asia, and has two species cultivated in southern Africa, each in one of the two genera in the family.

Families encountered in southern Africa


Two genera and 17 species, native to western North America, Central America, Greater Antilles and eastern Asia. Garrya elliptica (Feverbush) (native to western USA) and Aucuba japonica (Japanese laurel) are recorded by Glen (2002) as being cultivated in southern Africa.


Families not encountered in southern Africa: Eucommiaceae


  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.