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Genus: Spathiphyllum

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

Spathiphyllum sp.  
Spathiphyllum sp., South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]  

A total of 36 species, native to tropical regions of Indonesia, the Philippines and the Americas. Often grown as indoor plants. Three species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Spathiphyllum blandum

Native from Belize to Honduras, South America.


Spathiphyllum cannifolium

Native to northern South America.


Spathiphyllum patinii

Native to Colombia, South America.




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