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Genus: Stoebe

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Gnaphalieae

The 25 species are native to Africa and Madagascar with 22 of them native to southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Stoebe aethiopica

Withofie-slangbos, Knoppiesbos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 212.

Stoebe alopecuroides


Stoebe capitata 

Knoppies Slangbos [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 196; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 212.

Stoebe cyathuloides


Stoebe filaginea


Stoebe fusca


Stoebe gomphrenoides


Stoebe intricata


Stoebe leucocephala


Stoebe microphylla


Stoebe montana


Stoebe muirii


Stoebe nervigera


Stoebe phyllostachya


Stoebe plumosum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Stoebe prostrata


Stoebe rosea


Stoebe rugulosa


Stoebe saxatilis


Stoebe scabra


Stoebe schultzii


Stoebe spiralis



  • Levyns, M.R. 1937. A revision of Stoebe L. Journal of South African Botany 3: 1-35.


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