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Retzia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Stilbaceae described as a genus in 1776.[2][3]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Stilbaceae
Genus: Retzia
R. capensis
Binomial name
Retzia capensis
  • Retzia spicata Thunb. ex L.f.
  • Retzia spicata J.F.Gmel.
  • Retzia campanuloides (L.f.) Spreng.
  • Retzia roelloides (L.f.) Spreng.

There is only one known species, Retzia capensis, native to the Cape Province region in South Africa.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Thunberg, Carl Peter 1776. Physiographiska Sälskapets Handlingar 1: 55
  3. ^ Tropicos, Euthystachys A. DC.

External linksEdit

  • Dressler, S.; Schmidt, M. & Zizka, G. (2014). "Retzia capensis". African plants – a Photo Guide. Frankfurt/Main: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg.