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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Alchornea

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 > Family: Euphorbiaceae

About 50 species, native to the tropics, with three species native to southern Africa and an additional species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Alchornea floribunda


Alchornea hirtella

Alchornea laxiflora

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Alchornea ilicifolia

Native to eastern Australia.