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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Escaloniaceae

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 > asterid II

There are no indigenous representatives in southern Africa but there are two genera and five species that are cultivated in the region.

Genera cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002). Note that Itea is now placed under the Iteaceae, Ribes in the Grossulariaceae and Bauera in the Cunoniaceae.

Anopterus glandulosus (Tasmanian laurel)

Native to Australia.



Four species cultivated; native to South America.



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