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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Melianthaceae

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 > Order: Geraniales

Three genera and 17 species, native to southern and tropical Africa. Fourteen species are native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa


Eight species of which five are native to southern Africa.

Bersama lucens (Glossy white ash)


Three species, all native to southern Africa. Sometimes included in its own family, the Greyiaceae.


Six species, endemic to southern Africa.