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Genus: Hessea

[= Kamiesbergia]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Amaryllidaceae

Thirteen species, all endemic to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Hessea breviflora        

Hessea cinnamomea

Hessea incana


Hessea mathewsii

Hessea monticola

Hessea pilosula

Hessea pulcherrima


Hessea pusilla

Hessea speciosa


Hessea stellaris

Hessea stenosiphon

Hessea tenuipedicellata


Hessea undosa


  • Snijman, D.A. 1994. Systematics of Hessea, Strumaria and Carpolyza (Amaryllideae: Amaryllidaceae). Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium 16: 1-162.

  • Snijman, D. 1991. Kamiesbergia, a new monotypic genus from the northwestern Cape. Bothalia 21: 125 128.

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