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Wahlenbergia Stricta Red Hill.jpg
Wahlenbergia stricta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Wahlenbergia
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Wahlenbergia capensis

Wahlenbergia is a genus of between 150–270 species of flowering plants in the family Campanulaceae, with a cosmopolitan distribution except for North America; the highest species diversity is in Africa and Australasia. Wahlenbergia species have dispersed widely, even to oceanic islands, and there are four species known from the island of Saint Helena, including the now extinct species W. roxburghii. The genus was named after Göran Wahlenberg (a Swedish botanist who taught at Uppsala University) by German botanist H. A. Schrader (Heinrich Schrader), in 1814.[1]

Selected species[edit]

New Zealand
South America
Saint Helena (South Atlantic Ocean)


  1. ^ "Australian Floral Emblems – Wahlenbergia gloriosa". Reprinted from an issue of a newsletter of the Canberra Region of SGAP. Australian Plants Online. September 1982. Archived from the original on 23 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

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