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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Cysticapnos

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Papaveraceae

Three species, endemic to southern Africa. Previously in the Fumariaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Cysticapnos cracca

South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape)


Cysticapnos pruinosa

South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga), Lesotho


Cysticapnos vesicaria

[= Cysticapnos africana, Cysticapnos parviflora]

South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape)