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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Cotyledon

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 > Order: Saxifragales > Family: Crassulaceae

Flowers of Cotyledon orbiculata. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

All eleven species are native to southern Africa but some of them have distributions extending further north.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Cotyledon adscendens

 

Cotyledon barbeyi

 

Cotyledon campanulata

Cotyledon cuneata

Cotyledon eliseae

Cotyledon orbiculata (Varkoor)

Cotyledon papillaris

 

Cotyledon pendens

 

Cotyledon tomentosa

 

Cotyledon velutina

 

Cotyledon woodii