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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