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Phylica is a genus of plants in the family Rhamnaceae. It contains about 150 species,[1] the majority of which are restricted to South Africa, where they form part of the fynbos.[2] A few species occur in other parts of southern Africa, and on islands including Madagascar, the Mascarene Islands, Île Amsterdam, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha,[1] and Gough Island.

Phylica pubescens MS 9205.jpg
Phylica pubescens
Scientific classification


Species in the genus Phylica include:[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c James E. Richardson; Michael F. Fay; Quentin C. B. Cronk; Mark W. Chase (2003). "Species delimitation and the origin of populations in island representatives of Phylica (Rhamnaceae)". Evolution. 57 (4): 816–827. doi:10.1554/0014-3820(2003)057[0816:SDATOO]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 3094618. PMID 12778551.
  2. ^ James E. Richardson; Frans M. Weitz; Michael F. Fay; Quentin C. B. Cronk; H. Peter Linder; Gail Reeves; Mark W. Chase (2001). "Phylogenetic analysis of Phylica L. (Rhamnaceae) with an emphasis on island species: evidence from plastid trnL-F and nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ribosomal) DNA sequences". Taxon. 50 (2): 405–427. doi:10.2307/1223889. JSTOR 1223889.
  3. ^ "African Plant Database". Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Ville de Genève. Retrieved June 18, 2010.

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