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Genus: Merwilla

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

Three species are native to southern Africa. Previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Merwilla dracomontana

[= Scilla dracomontana]

 

Merwilla lazulina

[= Scilla lazulina]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Merwilla plumbea

[= Scilla plumbea, Merwilla natalensis]

 

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