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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Erythrophleum

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 > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae

About 10 species, native to tropical and subtropical Africa extending to Asia and northern Australia. Three species are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Erythrophleum africanum (Ordeal tree)

Erythrophleum lasianthum


Erythrophleum suaveolens

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.