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Taxonavigation: Gnetales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Classis: Gnetopsida
Ordo: Gnetales

Familia: Welwitschiaceae
Genus: Welwitschia
Species (1 accepted): W. mirabilis
[Source: The Plant List]


Welwitschia Hook.f., Gard. Chron. 1862: 71. (1862) nom. cons.


  • Heterotypic
    • Tumboa Welw.


  • Christenhusz, M. J. M., J. L. Reveal, A. K. Farjon, M. F. Gardner, R. R. Mill & M. W. Chase. 2011. A new classification and linear sequence of extant gymnosperms. Phytotaxa 19: 55–70.
  • Steyn, E.M.A. & G.F. Smith. 1999. Welwitschiaceae. Sp. Pl.: Fl. World 3: 1–8.
  • Tropicos.org 2014. Welwitschia . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 22.
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