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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Scabiosa

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 II > Order: Dipsacales > Family: Dipsacaceae

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Scabiosa africana

Distribution: Western Cape


Scabiosa albanensis

Distribution: Western Cape, Eastern Cape


Scabiosa angustiloba

Distribution: Eastern Cape


Scabiosa buekiana

Distribution: Eastern Cape


Scabiosa columbaria

Distribution: widespread throughout the region. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Scabiosa drakensbergensis

Distribution: Limpopo, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal


Scabiosa incisa

Distribution: Western Cape


Scabiosa transvaalensis

Distribution: Mpumalanga


Scabiosa tysonii

Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape



  • Welman, W.G. 2003. Dipsacaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 419. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.