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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Ochnaceae

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 > Eurosid I > Order: Malpighiales

Twenty-seven genera and 495 species (mainly pantropical), with three genera and 30 species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).


About 12 species (SE Asia, Australia, Africa and Madagascar), with two native to southern Africa.


About 86 species (Africa, Mascarenes and Asia), 27 of which are native to southern Africa.


There are 39 species it tropical areas worldwide, of which one Sauvagesia erecta is native to southern Africa (Mozambique).