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Taxonavigation: Cornales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Cornales

Familia: Curtisiaceae
Genus: Curtisia
Species: C. dentata


Curtisia Aiton Hort. Kew. 1: 162 (1789) nom. cons.

  • monotypic taxon
  • Type species: Curtisia dentata (Burm.f.) C.A.Sm., J. S. African Forest. Assoc. 20: 34 50 (1951) Designated as synonym Curtisia faginea Aiton, Hort. Kew. 1: 162 (1789).


  • Heterotypic
    • Junghansia J.F.Gmel., Syst. Nat. ed. 13[bis]: 259 (1791), nom. illeg.
    • Relhamia J.F.Gmel., Syst. Nat. ed. 13[bis]: 247 (1791).



Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Yembaturova, E. Y., van Wyk, B.-E., & Tilney, P.M. (2009) A review of the genus Curtisia (Curtisiaceae). Bothalia 39: 87–96.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Assegai Tree
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