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Five families of which three are encountered in southern Africa. Of the 17
genera and 836 species, eight genera and 326 species are native to southern
Africa, seven species are naturalised, and an additional genus and 18
species are cultivated in the region.
Families encountered in southern Africa
Two species, each in their own genus and both native to Chile. Francoa
sonchifolia (Bridal wreath) is cultivated in southern Africa.
Geraniaceae (geranium and pelargonium family)
Seven genera and 805 species, native to temperate
and warm temperate regions. Five genera and 312 species are native
to southern Africa, seven species are naturalised, and 17 species
are cultivated in the region.
Three genera and 17 species, native to southern and tropical
Africa. Fourteen species are native to southern Africa.
Familes not encountered in