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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Icacinaceae

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 > unplaced in order

About 24 genera and 149 species, pantropical in distribution, with four genera and 12 species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).


About 5-17 species, native to Africa, Madagascar and Australasia, with three species native to southern Africa.



Six species, native to Africa and Madagascar, with three species native to southern Africa.



About 25-30 species, native to Africa, Madagascar, Indochina and Malesia, with five species native to southern Africa.



Six species, distributed in tropical Africa, of which one Rhaphiostylis beninensis is native to southern Africa (Zimbabwe). See Flora of Zimbabwe.