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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Coronilla

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 > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 20 species (Atlantic islands, Mediterranean, Europe); six species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Coronilla cretica

Native from Italy to Lebanon.


Coronilla emerus (Scorpion senna)

Native to Europe.


Coronilla glauca (Bastard senna)

Native to the Mediterranean.


Coronilla repanda

Native from Portugal to Egypt.


Coronilla vaginalis

Native from France to Serbia.


Coronilla varia (Crown vetch)

Native to Europe.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.