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Genus: Romulea

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 88 species (79 in southern Africa, especially diverse in winter rainfall area), found from southern Africa through to Europe, Middle East and Canary Islands.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Romulea albiflora

 

Romulea albomarginata

 

Romulea amoena

 

Romulea aquatica

Romulea atrandra

Romulea austinii

 

Romulea autumnalis

 

Romulea barkerae

Romulea biflora

 

Romulea camerooniana

 

Romulea cedarbergensis

 

Romulea citrina

Romulea collina

 

Romulea cruciata

 

Romulea dichotoma

 

Romulea discifera

 

Romulea diversiformis

Romulea eburnea

 

Romulea elliptica

 

Romulea eximia

Romulea fibrosa

 

Romulea flava

Romulea flexuosa

 

Romulea gigantea

 

Romulea gracillima

 

Romulea hallii

 

Romulea hantamensis

Romulea hirsuta

Romulea hirta

Romulea jugicola

 

Romulea kamisensis

 

Romulea komsbergensis

Romulea leipoldtii

Romulea lilacina

 

Romulea longipes

 

Romulea lutea

 

Romulea luteoflora

Romulea macowanii

 

Romulea maculata

 

Romulea malaniae

 

Romulea membranacea

 

Romulea minutiflora

 

Romulea monadelpha

Romulea montana

 

Romulea monticola

 

Romulea multifida

 

Romulea multisulcata

Romulea namaquensis

Romulea neglecta

 

Romulea obscura

 

Romulea pearsonii

 

Romulea pratensis

 

Romulea rosea

Romulea rupestris

 

Romulea sabulosa

Romulea saldanhensis

 

Romulea sanguinalis

 

Romulea saxatilis

Romulea schlechteri

 

Romulea setifolia

 

Romulea singularis

 

Romulea sinispinosensis

 

Romulea sladenii

 

Romulea sphaerocarpa

Romulea stellata

 

Romulea subfistulosa

Romulea sulphurea

 

Romulea syringodeoflora

 

Romulea tabularis

Romulea tetragona

 

Romulea tortilis

 

Romulea tortuosa

Romulea toximontana

 

Romulea triflora

Romulea tubulosa

 

Romulea unifolia

Romulea vinacea

 

Romulea viridibracteata

 

Romulea vlokii

 

 

Flowers are mainly pollinated by bees foraging for pollen (Goldblatt & Manning 2000).

Publications

  • De Vos, M.P. 1972. The genus Romulea in South Africa. Journal of South African Botany, Suppl. Vol. 9.

  • De Vos, M.P. 1983. Syringodea, Romulea. Flora of southern Africa 7.2, fasicle 2: 1-76.

  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2000. Iridaceae. In: In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 623-638. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

 

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