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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Connaraceae

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 > Eurosid I > Order: Oxalidales

Twelve genera and 180 species (Pantropical, mainly Old World) with three genera and four species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

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


Seven species distributed in tropical Africa and Asia, with one species occurring in southern Africa (Zimbabwe) - Agelaea pentagyna.


One species in southern Africa: Cnestis polyphylla.



Two species native to southern Africa.