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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Dichapetalaceae

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: Malpighiales

There are three genera and about 165 species (tropics and subtropics), with two genera and seven species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).


A total of 124 species (tropics of Africa, America and Asia) with six species native to southern Africa.


A total of 21 species (tropical America and Africa), with one species, Tapura fischeri, native to southern Africa.


No additional cultivated species in southern Africa.