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the web of life in southern Africa

Order: Crossosomatales

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 > Rosids

Seven families of which two are encountered in southern Africa. Of the 12 genera and 66 species, two genera and two species are native to southern Africa.

Families encountered in southern Africa


One species (sometimes split into more species): Aphloia theiformis (Albino-berry, Mountain peach) (see Flora of Zimbabwe), with an indigenous distribution including East Africa, southern Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe and Mozambique), Madagascar, the Mascarenes and Seychelles. Previously placed in family Flacourtiaceae, which is considered here as a synonym of Salicaceae.


One species: Geissoloma marginatum, which is endemic to the Western Cape.


Families not encountered in southern Africa: Crossosomataceae, Guamatelaceae, Stachyuraceae, Staphyleaceae, Strasburgeriaceae.