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Genus: Limonium

[= Afrolimon]

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 > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Plumbaginaceae

About 350 species, native to coastal and arid regions of the northern Hemisphere, Africa and Australia, with 18 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Limonium acuminatum


Limonium amoenum


Limonium anthericoides


Limonium capense


Limonium decumbens


Limonium depauperatum


Limonium dregeanum


Limonium dyeri


Limonium equisetinum


Limonium kraussianum


Limonium linifolium


Limonium longifolium


Limonium namaquanum


Limonium peregrinum

Limonium perigrinum

Limonium purpuratum


Limonium scabrum


Limonium sinuatum


Limonium teretifolium


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List partly from Glen (2002).

Limonium bellidifolium

Native to the Mediterranean region.


Limonium dufourei

Native to Spain.


Limonium gmelinii

Native to eastern Europe and western Asia.


Limonium lobatum

Native to Spain.


Limonium perezii

Native to the Canary Islands.

Limonium sinuatum

Native to the Mediterranean.


Limonium suworowii

Native to central Asia.


Limonium virgatum

Native to the Mediterranean region.


Limonium vulgare (Common sea-lavender)

Native to Europe and North Africa.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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