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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Boerhavia

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 > Family: Nyctaginaceae

About 20 species (tropical and subtropical regions, mainly in North America), with four species native to southern Africa and a further three species that are naturalised in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Boerhavia coccinea

 

Boerhavia deserticola

 

Boerhavia hereroensis

 

Boerhavia repens

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Boerhavia cordobensis

 

Boerhavia diffusa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Boerhavia erecta

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Publications

  • Stirton, C.H. 1982. The identity of Boerhaavia pterocarpa in South Africa. Bothalia 14: 7980.