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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Calceolariaceae

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: Lamiales

Two genera and 260 species (South and Central America, New Zealand). About three species in the genus Calceolaria are cultivated in southern Africa. Members of this family were previously included under the Scrophulariaceae.

Genera cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).


Three species cultivated in southern Africa.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.