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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Carduoideae
Tribus: Tarchonantheae
Genus: Brachylaena
Species: B. discolor – B. elliptica – B. glabra – B. huillensis – B. ilicifolia – B. merana – B. microphylla – B. nereifolia – B. perrieri – B. ramiflora – B. stellulifera – B. uniflora

Brachylaena R.Br., Observ. Compositae 115. (1817) ; a preprint from Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12(1): 75-142. (1817 publ. 25 Feb 1818)

Type species: Brachylaena nereifolia R.Br., Observ. Compositae 115. (1817) ; a preprint from Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12(1): 75-142. (1817 publ. 25 Feb 1818)


Brown, R. 1817. Observations on the Natural Family of Plants Called Compositae 115.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Brachylaena. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2018 May 15.
Beentje, H.J. 2000. The genus Brachylaena (Compositae: Mutisieae). Kew Bulletin 55(1): 1-41. JSTOR
Hassler, M. 2018. Brachylaena. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 May 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. 15. Published online. Accessed: May 2018.

Brachylaena is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. Several are endemic to Madagascar, and the others are distributed in mainland Africa, especially the southern regions.[2]

These are trees and shrubs with alternately arranged leaves. They are dioecious, with male and female flowers occurring on separate individuals. The flower heads are somewhat disc-shaped. Heads with female flowers are larger and produce larger pappi.[3]

B. huillensis is the only widespread species,[2] growing as a dominant tree in Brachylaena woodlands and a common species in some eastern African forests. It provides critical habitat for many animal species. It is also sought after for its wood and has been overexploited.[4]


Brachylaena discolor
Brachylaena elliptica (Thunb.) DC.
Brachylaena glabra (L.f.) Druce
Brachylaena huillensis O.Hoffm. – lowveld silver-oak, muhuhu
Brachylaena ilicifolia (Lam.) Phill. & Schweick.
Brachylaena merana
Brachylaena microphylla
Brachylaena neriifolia (L.) R.Br.
Brachylaena perrieri (Drake) Humbert
Brachylaena ramiflora
Brachylaena rotundata
Brachylaena stellulifera
Brachylaena transvaalensis Hutch. ex E.Phillips & Schweick.
Brachylaena uniflora

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Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
Beentje, H. J. (2000). The genus Brachylaena (Compositae: Mutisieae). Kew Bulletin 55(1), 1-41.
Hyde, M. A., et al. (2013). Brachylaena. Flora of Zimbabwe.
Cordeiro, N. J. and M. Githiru. (2000). Conservation evaluation for birds of Brachylaena woodland and mixed dry forest in north-east Tanzania. Bird Conservation International 10(1), 47-65.

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