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Family: Winteraceae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > magnoliids > Order: Canellales

Four genera and 60-90 species (montane tropics but not on mainland Africa). Drimys winteri (Winter's bark) is native to Chile and Argentina and is cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Drimys winteri (Winter's bark)

Native to Chile and Argentina.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.