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Genus: Teline

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

Three species cultivated in southern Africa, all native to the Canary Islands and one also distributed in the western Mediterranean.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Teline linifolia

Native from western Mediterranean to the Canary Islands.


Teline nervosa

Native to the Canary Islands.


Teline spachiana

Native to Canary Islands.



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