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Genus: Hesperantha

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: Iridaceae

About 82 species, found from the Western Cape to Ethiopia, with centres of diversity in the southwestern Cape, western Karoo and the Drakensberg.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Hesperantha acuta

 

Hesperantha alborosea

 

Hesperantha altimontana

 

Hesperantha bachmannii

 

Hesperantha ballii

Endemic to Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Hesperantha baurii

Hesperantha brevicaulis

 

Hesperantha brevifolia

 

Hesperantha brevistyla

 

Hesperantha bulbifera

 

Hesperantha candida

 

Hesperantha cedarmontana

 

Hesperantha ciliolata

 

Hesperantha coccinea

Hesperantha crocopsis

 

Hesperantha cucullata

Hesperantha curvula

 

Hesperantha debilis

 

Hesperantha decipiens

 

Hesperantha elsiae

 

Hesperantha erecta

 

Hesperantha exiliflora

 

Hesperantha falcata

 

Hesperantha fibrosa

 

Hesperantha flava

 

Hesperantha flexuosa

 

Hesperantha glabrescens

 

Hesperantha glareosa

 

Hesperantha gracilis

 

Hesperantha grandiflora

 

Hesperantha hantamensis

 

Hesperantha helmei

 

Hesperantha humilis

 

Hesperantha hutchingsiae

 

Hesperantha huttonii

 

Hesperantha hygrophila

 

Hesperantha inconspicua

 

Hesperantha ingeliensis

 

Hesperantha juncifolia

 

Hesperantha karooica

 

Hesperantha lactea

 

Hesperantha latifolia

 

Hesperantha leucantha

 

Hesperantha lithicola

 

Hesperantha longicollis

 

Hesperantha longistyla

 

Hesperantha longituba

 

Hesperantha luticola

 

Hesperantha malvina

 

Hesperantha marlothii

 

Hesperantha minima

 

Hesperantha modesta

 

Hesperantha montigena

 

Hesperantha muirii

 

Hesperantha namaquana

 

Hesperantha oligantha

 

Hesperantha pallescens

 

Hesperantha pauciflora

Hesperantha petitiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Hesperantha pilosa

Hesperantha pseudopilosa

 

Hesperantha pubinervia

 

Hesperantha pulchra

 

Hesperantha purpurea

 

Hesperantha quadrangula

 

Hesperantha radiata

 

Hesperantha rivulicola

 

Hesperantha rupestris

 

Hesperantha rupicola

 

Hesperantha saldanhae

 

Hesperantha saxicola

 

Hesperantha schelpeana

 

Hesperantha schlechteri

 

Hesperantha scopulosa

 

Hesperantha spicata

 

Hesperantha stenosiphon

 

Hesperantha sufflava

 

Hesperantha teretifolia

 

Hesperantha truncatula

 

Hesperantha umbricola

 

Hesperantha vaginata

Hesperantha woodii

 

Publications

  • Goldblatt, P. 1984. A revision of Hesperantha (Iridaceae) in the winter-rainfall area of southern Africa. Journal of South African Botany 50: 15-141.

  • Goldblatt, P. 1986. Notes on the systematics of Hesperantha in tropical Africa. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 73: 134-139.

  • Goldblatt, P. 1987. New species and notes on southern African Hesperantha (Iridaceae). South African Journal of Botany 53: 459-463.

  • Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. 1986. Hesperantha (Iridaceae) in Natal and nearby. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 43: 407-438.

 

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