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The later homonym Vahlia Dahl is now known as Dombeya.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Vahliales
Family: Vahliaceae
Airy Shaw
Genus: Vahlia

8 species; see text.

Vahlia is a genus of herbs and subshrubs that grow in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. There are eight species.

The genus is placed alone in family Vahliaceae. This family had previously been placed in the Saxifragales order, and was reassigned to the new order Vahliales in 2016 by the APG IV system.[1]


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385.