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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Frankeniaceae

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 > Order: Caryophyllales

Two genera and 81 species (most continents but patchily distributed), with one genus (Frankenia) and three species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).


About 80 species (patchily distributed globally), of which three are native to southern Africa.