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Cassinopsis ilicifolia, blomme, Jan Celliers Park.jpg
Flowering C. ilicifolia in South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Icacinales
Family: Icacinaceae
Genus: Cassinopsis

Cassinopsis is a genus of Afrotropical plants, generally placed in the family Icacinaceae.[1] They are lanky, evergreen shrubs or small trees[2] that favour well-watered areas. They may carry spines and the leaves have an opposite arrangement.[2] The genus name suggests its resemblance to the genus Cassine.[3]


The genus contains some six to seven species,[1][4] including:


  1. ^ a b "Cassinopsis Sond". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Emily. "Cassinopsis". Gateway to African Plants. Don Kirkup et al. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Cassinopsis ilicifolia Hochst". Species List. Manie van der Schijff Botanical Garden, U.P. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Cassinopsis". The Plant List. Version 1. 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2012.

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