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Grubbia tomentosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Grubbiaceae
Endl. ex Meisn.[1]

The Grubbiaceae are a family of flowering plants endemic to the Cape floristic region of South Africa.[2] The family includes five species of leathery-leaved shrubs in two genera, Grubbia and Strobilocarpus.[3] They are commonly known as sillyberry.[4]


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
  2. ^ Andrew Millington; Mark Blumler; Udo Schickhoff (2011-09-22). The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. SAGE Publications. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-1-4462-5445-5. Retrieved 2013-08-07. The Cape Floristic Region in South Africa is comparatively rich in endemic flowering-plant families. Five families of angiosperms (Penaeaceae, Roridulaceae, Geissolomataceae, Grubbiaceae, and Lanariaceae) are endemic to that region ...
  3. ^ L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz (2013-07-29). "Angiosperm families - Grubbiaceae Endl". Archived from the original on 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
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