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Genus: Conophytum

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

One hundred and three species, endemic to the semi-arid and arid winter-rainfall regions of South Africa, including the Northern Cape (Namaqualand, Richtersveld and Bushmanland), Western Cape (Little Karoo and southern margins of Great Karoo), and just extending into the western parts of the Eastern Cape.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Conophytum achabense


Conophytum acutum


Conophytum albiflorum


Conophytum angelicae


Conophytum antonii


Conophytum armianum


Conophytum arthurolfago


Conophytum auriflorum


Conophytum bachelorum


Conophytum bicarinatum


Conophytum bilobum


Conophytum blandum


Conophytum bolusiae


Conophytum breve


Conophytum brunneum


Conophytum bruynsii


Conophytum burgeri


Conophytum calculus


Conophytum caroli


Conophytum carpianum


Conophytum chauviniae


Conophytum chrisocruxum


Conophytum chrisolum


Conophytum comptonii


Conophytum concavum


Conophytum concordans


Conophytum cubicum


Conophytum depressum


Conophytum devium


Conophytum devium


Conophytum ectypum


Conophytum ernstii


Conophytum ficiforme


Conophytum flavum


Conophytum francoiseae


Conophytum fraternum


Conophytum friedrichiae


Conophytum frutescens


Conophytum fulleri


Conophytum globosum


Conophytum halenbergense


Conophytum hammeri


Conophytum hermarium


Conophytum herreanthus


Conophytum hians


Conophytum hyracis


Conophytum irmae


Conophytum jarmilae


Conophytum joubertii


Conophytum jucundum


Conophytum khamiesbergense


Conophytum klinghardtense


Conophytum kubusanum


Conophytum limpidum


Conophytum lithopsoides


Conophytum loeschianum


Conophytum longibracteatum


Conophytum longum


Conophytum luckhoffii


Conophytum lydiae


Conophytum marginatum


Conophytum maughanii


Conophytum meyeri


Conophytum minimum


Conophytum minusculum


Conophytum minutum


Conophytum mirabile


Conophytum obcordellum


Conophytum obscurum


Conophytum pageae


Conophytum pellucidum


Conophytum piluliforme


Conophytum pium


Conophytum praesectum


Conophytum pubescens


Conophytum pubicalyx


Conophytum quaesitum


Conophytum ratum


Conophytum reconditum


Conophytum regale


Conophytum ricardianum 


Conophytum roodiae


Conophytum rugosum


Conophytum saxetanum


Conophytum schlechteri


Conophytum semivestitum


Conophytum smorenskaduense


Conophytum stephanii


Conophytum stevens-jonesianum


Conophytum subfenestratum


Conophytum subterraneum


Conophytum swanepoelianum


Conophytum tantillum


Conophytum taylorianum


Conophytum tomasi


Conophytum truncatum


Conophytum turrigerum


Conophytum uviforme


Conophytum vanheerdei


Conophytum velutinum


Conophytum verrucosum


Conophytum violaciflorum


Conophytum wettsteinii



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