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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Commicarpus

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 32 species (widespread but mainly Africa), of which nine species are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Commicarpus chinensis


Commicarpus decipiens


Commicarpus fallacissimus


Commicarpus fruticosus


Commicarpus helenae


Commicarpus pentandrus


Commicarpus pilosus


Commicarpus plumbagineus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Commicarpus squarrosus