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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Trichodesma

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 > Family: Boraginaceae

About 45 species, native to tropical and subtropical regions from Africa to Asia and Australia., with five species 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.

Trichodesma africanum


Trichodesma ambacense

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Trichodesma angustifolium


Trichodesma physaloides (Chocolate bells)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Trichodesma zeylanicum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.