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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Genus: Thorncroftia
N.E.Br. [2]

Thorncroftia (whistlesweets) is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, first described as a genus in 1912. It is native to southern Africa. [3]

  1. Thorncroftia greenii Changwe & K.Balkwill - KwaZulu-Natal
  2. Thorncroftia longiflora N.E.Br - Mpumalanga, Eswatini
  3. Thorncroftia lotteri T.J.Edwards & McMurtry - Mpumalanga
  4. Thorncroftia media Codd - Northern Province of South Africa
  5. Thorncroftia succulenta (R.A.Dyer & E.A.Bruce) Codd - Northern Province of South Africa
  6. Thorncroftia thorncroftii (S.Moore) Codd - Mpumalanga, Eswatini, Northern Province of South Africa

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  2. Trachyandra adamsonii(Compton) Oberm. - Cape Province, Namibia
  3. Trachyandra affinisKunth - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal
  4. Trachyandra arenicolaJ.C.Manning & Goldblatt - Cape Province
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  10. Trachyandra burkei(Baker) Oberm. - Botswana, Limpopo, Free State, Cape Province
  11. Trachyandra capillata(Poelln.) Oberm. - KwaZulu-Natal
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  13. Trachyandra ciliata(L.f.) Kunth - Cape Province, Namibia
  14. Trachyandra dissectaOberm. - Cape Province
  15. Trachyandra divaricata(Jacq.) Kunth - Cape Province; naturalized in Australia
  16. Trachyandra ensifolia (Sölch) Roessler - Namibia
  17. Trachyandra erythrorrhiza(Conrath) Oberm. - Gauteng
  18. Trachyandra esterhuysenaeOberm. - Cape Province
  19. Trachyandra falcata(L.f.) Kunth - Cape Province, Namibia
  20. Trachyandra filiformis(Aiton) Oberm. - Cape Province
  21. Trachyandra flexifolia(L.f.) Kunth - Cape Province
  22. Trachyandra gerrardii(Baker) Oberm. - Eswatini, South Africa
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  24. Trachyandra glandulosa(Dinter) Oberm. - Namibia
  25. Trachyandra gracilentaOberm. - Cape Province
  26. Trachyandra hantamensisBoatwr. & J.C.Manning - Cape Province
  27. Trachyandra hirsuta(Thunb.) Kunth - Cape Province
  28. Trachyandra hirsutiflora(Adamson) Oberm. - Cape Province
  29. Trachyandra hispida(L.) Kunth - Cape Province
  30. Trachyandra involucrata(Baker) Oberm. - Cape Province
  31. Trachyandra jacquiniana(Schult. & Schult.f.) Oberm. - Cape Province
  32. Trachyandra kamiesbergensisBoatwr. & J.C.Manning - Cape Province
  33. Trachyandra karrooicaOberm. - Cape Province, Namibia
  34. Trachyandra lanata(Dinter) Oberm. - Namibia
  35. Trachyandra laxa(N.E.Br.) Oberm. - South Africa, Namibia, Botswana
  36. Trachyandra malosana(Baker) Oberm. - Malawi to Zimbabwe
  37. Trachyandra mandrarensis(H.Perrier) Marais & Reilly - Madagascar
  38. Trachyandra margaretaeOberm. - Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal
  39. Trachyandra montanaJ.C.Manning & Goldblatt - Cape Province
  40. Trachyandra muricata(L.f.) Kunth - Cape Province, Namibia
  41. Trachyandra oligotricha(Baker) Oberm. - Cape Province
  42. Trachyandra paniculataOberm. - Cape Province
  43. Trachyandra patensOberm. - Cape Province
  44. Trachyandra peculiaris(Dinter) Oberm. - Namibia
  45. Trachyandra proliferaP.L.Perry - Cape Province
  46. Trachyandra pyrenicarpa(Welw. ex Baker) Oberm. Huíla Province in Angola
  47. Trachyandra revoluta(L.) Kunth - Cape Province, Namibia
  48. Trachyandra sabulosa(Adamson) Oberm. - Cape Province
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  2. Pleiocarpa brevistylaOmino - Gabon
  3. Pleiocarpa muticaBenth. - Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo
  4. Pleiocarpa picralimoides(Pichon) Omino - Cabinda, Republic of Congo, Gabon
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  1. Syncolostemon albiflorus(N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno - Transvaal, Eswatini
  2. Syncolostemon argenteusN.E.Br. - KwaZulu-Natal
  3. Syncolostemon bolusii(N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno - KwaZulu-Natal
  4. Syncolostemon bracteosus(Benth.) D.F.Otieno - widespread across much of sub-Saharan Africa
  5. Syncolostemon canescens(Gürke) D.F.Otieno - Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, South Africa
  6. Syncolostemon cinereum(Codd) D.F.Otieno & Retief - South Africa
  7. Syncolostemon comosus(Wight ex Benth.) D.F.Otieno - southern India
  8. Syncolostemon comptoniiCodd - Eswatini
  9. Syncolostemon concinnusN.E.Br. - Eswatini, South Africa
  10. Syncolostemon densiflorusBenth. - South Africa
  11. Syncolostemon elliottii(Baker) D.F.Otieno - Zimbabwe, Botswana, Transvaal
  12. Syncolostemon eriocephalusVerd. - Northern Province of South Africa
  13. Syncolostemon flabellifolius(S.Moore) A.J.Paton - Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique + Zimbabwe
  14. Syncolostemon floccosus(Launert) D.F.Otieno - Namibia
  15. Syncolostemon foliosus(S.Moore) D.F.Otieno - Eswatini, South Africa
  16. Syncolostemon gerrardii(N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno - South Africa
  17. Syncolostemon incanus(Codd) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  18. Syncolostemon latidens(N.E.Br.) Codd - KwaZulu-Natal
  19. Syncolostemon linearis(Benth.) D.F.Otieno - Zimbabwe
  20. Syncolostemon macranthus(Gürke) Ashby - Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa
  21. Syncolostemon macrophyllusGürke - South Africa
  22. Syncolostemon madagascariensis(A.J.Paton & Hedge) D.F.Otieno - Madagascar
  23. Syncolostemon modestus(Codd) D.F.Otieno - Eswatini, South Africa
  24. Syncolostemon namapaensisD.F.Otieno - Mozambique, Tanzania
  25. Syncolostemon obermeyerae(M.Ashby) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  26. Syncolostemon oritrephes(Wild) D.F.Otieno - Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique + Zimbabwe
  27. Syncolostemon ornatus(S.Moore) D.F.Otieno - Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe
  28. Syncolostemon parviflorusE.Mey. ex Benth. - Eswatini, South Africa
  29. Syncolostemon parvifolius(Codd) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  30. Syncolostemon persimilis(N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  31. Syncolostemon petiolatus(Ashby) D.F.Otieno - Eswatini, South Africa, Mozambique
  32. Syncolostemon pretoriae(Gürke) D.F.Otieno - Eswatini, South Africa
  33. Syncolostemon punctatus(Codd) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  34. Syncolostemon ramosus(Codd) D.F.Otieno - KwaZulu-Natal
  35. Syncolostemon ramulosusE.Mey. ex Benth. - KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
  36. Syncolostemon rehmannii(Gürke) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  37. Syncolostemon rotundifoliusE.Mey. ex Benth. - KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
  38. Syncolostemon rugosifolius(M.Ashby) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  39. Syncolostemon stalmansii(A.J.Paton & K.Balkwill) D.F.Otieno - Mpumalanga, Eswatini
  40. Syncolostemon stenophyllus(Gürke) D.F.Otieno - KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
  41. Syncolostemon subvelutinus(Gürke) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  42. Syncolostemon teucriifolius(Hochst.) D.F.Otieno - Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa
  43. Syncolostemon thorncroftii(N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  44. Syncolostemon transvaalensis(Schltr.) D.F.Otieno - Northern Province of South Africa
  45. Syncolostemon welwitschii(Rolfe) D.F.Otieno - Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola
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  1. Tetradenia bainesii(N.E.Br.) Phillipson & C.F.Steyn - Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, KwaZulu-Natal
  2. Tetradenia barberae(N.E.Br.) Codd - Cape Province
  3. Tetradenia brevispicata(N.E.Br.) Codd - Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Transvaal
  4. Tetradenia clementianaPhillipson - Madagascar
  5. Tetradenia cordataPhillipson - Madagascar
  6. Tetradenia discolorPhillipson - Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania
  7. Tetradenia falafaPhillipson - Madagascar
  8. Tetradenia fruticosaBenth. - Madagascar
  9. Tetradenia galpinii(N.E.Br.) Phillipson & C.F.Steyn - southeast Africa from Tanzania to Eswatini
  10. Tetradenia goudotiiBriq. - Madagascar
  11. Tetradenia herbacea Phillipson - Madagascar
  12. Tetradenia hildeanaPhillipson - Madagascar
  13. Tetradenia isaloensisPhillipson - Madagascar
  14. Tetradenia kaokoensisvan Jaarsv. & A.E.van Wyk - Namibia
  15. Tetradenia multiflora(Benth.) Phillipson - Ethiopia
  16. Tetradenia nervosaCodd - Madagascar
  17. Tetradenia riparia(Hochst.) Codd - southern Africa from Angola + Malawi to Eswatini
  18. Tetradenia tanganyikaePhillipson - Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
  19. Tetradenia tuberosaT.J.Edwards - KwaZulu-Natal
  20. Tetradenia urticifolia(Baker) Phillipson - eastern + central Africa from Sudan + Eritrea south to Zaire and Tanzania


  1. 1919 illustration, M.S. del., J.N.Fitch lith. - Curtis's Botanical Magazine, London., vol. 145 [= ser. 4, vol. 15]: Tab. 8824
  2. "Thorncroftia N.E.Br". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  3. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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