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Genus: Nemesia

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 I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Scrophulariaceae

About 65 species, native to Africa, with 64 species native to southern Africa, mostly occurring in the Western Cape.

Nemesia sp., Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa) in recently burnt area.

 

Besides the wild species, Nemesia has been subject to extensive hybridization to produce a variety of garden varieties:

Nemesia 'Sunsatia Rasberry', New York Botanical Gardens. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Nemesia 'Sunsatia Mango', New York Botanical Gardens. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Species native to southern Africa

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

Nemesia acornis

 

Nemesia acuminata

 

Nemesia affinis

 

Nemesia albiflora

 

Nemesia anfracta

 

Nemesia anisocarpa

 

Nemesia aurantia

 

Nemesia azurea

 

Nemesia barbata

 

Nemesia bicornis

 

Nemesia bodkinii

 

Nemesia brevicalcarata

 

Nemesia caerulea

 

Nemesia calcarata

 

Nemesia cheiranthus

 

Nemesia chrysolopha

 

Nemesia cynanchifolia

 

Nemesia deflexa

 

Nemesia denticulata

 

Nemesia diffusa

 

Nemesia euryceras

 

Nemesia fleckii

 

Nemesia floribunda

 

Nemesia fruticans

 

Nemesia glabriuscula

 

Nemesia glaucescens

 

Nemesia gracilis

 

Nemesia grandiflora

 

Nemesia hanoverica

 

Nemesia hemiptera

A short-lived annual that comes up after winter and early spring rains and which is found in the Kamiesberg and adjacent hills in Namaqualand, Northern Cape.

 

Nemesia ionantha

 

Nemesia karasbergensis

 

Nemesia karroensis

 

Nemesia lanceolata

 

Nemesia leipoldtii

 

Nemesia ligulata

 

Nemesia lilacina

 

Nemesia linearis

 

Nemesia lucida

 

Nemesia macrocarpa

 

Nemesia macroceras

 

Nemesia maxii

 

Nemesia melissifolia

 

Nemesia micrantha

 

Nemesia pageae

 

Nemesia pallida

 

Nemesia petiolina

 

Nemesia picta

 

Nemesia pinnata

 

Nemesia platysepala

 

Nemesia psammophila

 

Nemesia pubescens

 

Nemesia pulchella

 

Nemesia rupicola

 

Nemesia saccata

 

Nemesia silvatica

 

Nemesia strumosa

 

Nemesia suaveolens

 

Nemesia umbonata

 

Nemesia versicolor

 

Nemesia violiflora

 

Nemesia viscosa

 

Nemesia williamsonii

Recorded from the Richtersveld National Park and vicinity.

 

Nemesia zimbabwensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

 

 


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