Melianthus major

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Melianthus major


Taxonavigation: Geraniales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Geraniales

Familia: Francoaceae
Genus: Melianthus
Species: Melianthus major



Melianthus major L. Sp. Pl.: 639 (1753)


  • Melianthus himalayanus Wall. Numer. List: n.º 1190 (1829)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces
  • Introduced into:
    • Bolivia, East Himalaya, Norfolk Is., Spain, St.Helena

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



Additional references


Vernacular names

English: Honey Flower
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