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Genus: Euclea

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 > Order: Ericales > Family: Ebenaceae

About 20 species, all native to Africa, with 17 species native to southern Africa.

Species native in southern Africa

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

Euclea acutifolia


Euclea asperrima


Euclea coriacea


Euclea crispa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Euclea daphnoides


Euclea dewinteri


Euclea divinorum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Euclea lancea


Euclea linearis


Euclea natalensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Euclea polyandra  


Euclea pseudebenus


Euclea racemosa


Euclea schimperi

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Euclea sekhukhuniensis


Euclea tomentosa


Euclea undulata



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated plants of southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Jordaan, M. 2003. Ebenaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 421-423. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.