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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Loganiaceae (strychnine family)

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 > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales

Worldwide there are 29 genera and about 600 species in this family. The only genus native to southern Africa is Strychnos, sometimes placed, together with two other genera, in a separate family, the Strychnaceae. 

Genera native to southern Africa


About 190 species wordwide, distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, with 17 species native to southern Africa.

Strychnos decussata flowers

The following genera have moved from Loganiaceae: