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Genus: Aulax (featherbushes)

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

There are three species, all found in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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


  • Rourke, J.P. 1987. The inflorescence morphology and systematics of Aulax (Proteaceae). South African Journal of Botany 53: 464480.
  • Rourke, J.P. 2003. Proteaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 795-809. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.