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There are 13 genera and 195 species (pantropical to warm
temperate, mainly New World), of which two genera and 13 species are
native to southern Africa. These genera were previously placed in the
Genera native to southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
About 80 species,
native to Europe and Africa, with 11 species in southern Africa.
About 40 species, native to the tropics, mainly
SE Asia, Indian Ocean islands, and Africa. Two species, Torenia spicata
and Torenia thouarsii, are native to southern Africa.