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Sixteen genera and about 430 species (mainly Australia,
also New Zealand, Antarctic, South America, tropical Asia and Africa), with one genus (Scaevola) and two species native to southern
Africa, and an additional species cultivated in the region.
Genera native to southern Africa
List from Bredenkamp (2000).
About 130 species, with most of them native to Australia but
also distributed in Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa. Two species are native
to southern Africa.
Other genera, cultivated in southern Africa
List from Glen (2002). The species name is provided in
genera that have only one species represented in southern Africa.
Native from south-eastern Australia to southern Chile.