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Genus: Nerine

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

Bulbs contain poisonous alkaloids, but not usually enough to cause death if eaten. Twenty-four species, all endemic to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Nerine angustifolia (Ribbon-leaved nerine)            

Nerine appendiculata (Nerine)

Nerine bowdenii (Large pink nerine)

Nerine filamentosa


Nerine filifolia


Nerine frithii


Nerine gaberonensis

Nerine gibsonii


Nerine gracilis

Nerine hesseoides


Nerine humilis

[photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Nerine huttoniae

Nerine krigei

Nerine laticoma

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Nerine marincowitzii

Nerine masoniorum


Nerine pancratioides (White nerine)

Nerine platypetala


Nerine pudica

Nerine pusilla


Nerine rehmannii

Nerine ridleyi


Nerine sarniensis (Guernsey lily)

Nerine undulata

Nerine undulata


  • Norris, C.A. 1974. The genus Nerine Part 2. The Nerine Society Bulletin 6: 7-31.

  • Traub, H.P. 1967. Review of the genus Nerine. American Plant Life Society, La Jolla, California.


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