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Genus: Eriospermum

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: Asparagaceae

Distributed mainly within southern Africa with 105 of the 127 species occurring in this region. The remaining species occur further north in tropical Africa. Previously placed in the family Eriospermaceae, then the Ruscaceae, neither of which is now recognised.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Eriospermum aequilibre

 

Eriospermum alcicorne

 

Eriospermum algiferum

 

Eriospermum andongense

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum aphyllum

 

Eriospermum appendiculatum

 

Eriospermum arachnoideum

 

Eriospermum arenosum

 

Eriospermum aribesense

 

Eriospermum armianum

 

Eriospermum attenuatum

 

Eriospermum bakerianum

 

Eriospermum bayeri

 

Eriospermum bifidum

 

Eriospermum bowieanum

 

Eriospermum bracteatum

 

Eriospermum brevipes

 

Eriospermum breviscapum

 

Eriospermum bruynsii

 

Eriospermum calcareum

 

Eriospermum capense

 

Eriospermum cecilii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum cernuum

 

Eriospermum cervicorne

 

Eriospermum ciliatum

 

Eriospermum citrinum

 

Eriospermum coactum

 

Eriospermum cooperi

Eriospermum cordiforme

Eriospermum corymbosum

Eriospermum crispum

 

Eriospermum descendens

 

Eriospermum deserticolum

 

Eriospermum dielsianum

Eriospermum dissitiflorum

 

Eriospermum dregei

 

Eriospermum dyeri

 

Eriospermum erinum

Eriospermum eriophorum

 

Eriospermum ernstii

 

Eriospermum exigium

 

Eriospermum exile

 

Eriospermum filicaule

 

Eriospermum flabellatum

 

Eriospermum flagelliforme

[= Eriospermum abyssinicum]

 

Eriospermum flavum

 

Eriospermum flexum

 

Eriospermum flexuosum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum folioliferum

 

Eriospermum fragile

 

Eriospermum glaciale

 

Eriospermum graminifolium

 

Eriospermum halenbergense

 

Eriospermum inconspicuum

 

Eriospermum kiboense

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum kirkii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum lanceifolium

 

Eriospermum lanimarginatum

 

Eriospermum lanuginosum

 

Eriospermum lavranosii

 

Eriospermum laxiracemosum

 

Eriospermum macgregoriorum

 

Eriospermum mackenii

Eriospermum marginatum

 

Eriospermum minutiflorum

 

Eriospermum minutipustulatum

 

Eriospermum multifidum

 

Eriospermum namaquanum

 

Eriospermum nanum

 

Eriospermum occultum

 

Eriospermum ornithogaloides

 

Eriospermum orthophyllum

 

Eriospermum papilliferum

 

Eriospermum paradoxum

Eriospermum parvifolium

 

Eriospermum parvulum

 

Eriospermum patentiflorum

 

Eriospermum phippsii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum porphyrium

Eriospermum porphyrovalve

 

Eriospermum proliferum

 

Eriospermum pubescens

 

Eriospermum pumilum

 

Eriospermum pusillum

 

Eriospermum pustulatum

 

Eriospermum ramosum

 

Eriospermum ratelpoortianum

 

Eriospermum rautanenii

 

Eriospermum rhizomatum

 

Eriospermum roseum

 

Eriospermum sabulosum

 

Eriospermum schinzii

 

Eriospermum schlechteri

 

Eriospermum spirale

 

Eriospermum subincanum

 

Eriospermum subtile

 

Eriospermum titanopsoides

 

Eriospermum triphyllum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Eriospermum tuberculatum

 

Eriospermum undulatum

 

Eriospermum vermiforme

 

Eriospermum villosum

 

Eriospermum viscosum

 

Eriospermum volkmanniae

 

Eriospermum zeyheri

 

Publications

  • Perry P. 1984. Ten new species of Eriospermum Jacquin (Liliaceae) from the western Cape. Journal of South African Botany 50(4): 503-534.

  • Perry PL, Hall AV. 1994. A revision of the genus Eriospermum (Eriospermaceae). Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium 17: 1-320.

 


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