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Eurosid II > Order: Brassicales
About six genera and 70 species, native to warm temperate and
dry subtropical regions, with two genera and four species native to southern
Africa, one species naturalised and an additional three species that are cultivated in the region.
Genera native to southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
Three species, native to Africa, Canary Islands, North
America, southwestern Asia and western India, with one species, Oligomeris
linifolia accounting for the distribution across continents (including
southern Africa) and the remaining two species endemic to southern Africa. An
additional species is naturalised in the region.
Sixty-eight species, native to the Mediterranean region, Macronesia, Africa,
Arabian Peninsula eastwards to northwestern India. One species, Reseda
lutea (Wild mignonette), is native to southern Africa and an additional
three species are cultivated in the region.