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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Fumaria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Papaveraceae > Subfamily: Fumarioideae

About 50 species (mainly Mediterranean, extending to central Asia, also Atlantic Islands and one in tropical Africa. There are three species naturalised in southern Africa. Fumaria officinalis (Fumitory) is native to Europe and is cultivated in the region. Previously in the Fumariaceae.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Fumaria capreolata


Fumaria muralis

Native to Europe and North Africa. Naturalised in southern Africa.

Fumaria parviflora


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Fumaria officinalis (Fumitory)

Native to Europe.