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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Acokanthera

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 > Order: Gentianales > Family: Apocynaceae > Subfamily: Plumerioideae

Five species, native from the Cape up through East Africa and across to the southern Arabian Peninsula. Four species are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Acokanthera oblongifolia (Dune poison bush)


Acokanthera oppositifolia (Common poison bush)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Acokanthera rotundata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Acokanthera venenata