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Genus: Aeranthes

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: Orchidaceae

Two species native to southern Africa and three species cultivated.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Flora of Zimbabwe.

Aeranthes africana

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Aeranthes parkesii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Aeranthes arachnites

Native to Mascerenes.


Aeranthes imerinensis

Native to Madagascar.


Aeranthes longipes

Native to Madagascar.


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