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Genus: Astridia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Aizoaceae > Subfamily: Ruschioideae

Twelve species, endemic to the Northern Cape (South Africa) and southern Namibia.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Astridia alba


Astridia citrina

See Glen (1984a).


Astridia dulcis


Astridia hallii

[= Astridia ruschii]

See Glen (1984b).


Astridia herrei


Astridia hillii


Astridia longifolia


Astridia lutata


Astridia rubra


Astridia speciosa


Astridia vanheerdei


Astridia velutina

See Glen (1988).



  • Glen, H.F. 1984a. Astridia citrina. Flowering Plants of Africa 48: t.1917.

  • Glen, H.F. 1984b. Astridia ruschii. Flowering Plants of Africa 48: t.1894.

  • Glen, H.F. 1986. Numerical taxonomic studies in the subtribe Ruschiinae (Mesembryanthemaceae)Astridia, Acrodon and Ebracteola. Bothalia 16: 203226.

  • Glen, H.F. 1988. Astridia velutina. Flowering Plants of Africa 50: t.1970.


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