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Family: Tecophilaeaceae

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

Nine genera and 23 species (Africa, Chile and California), with three genera and 10 species native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Archer (2000).


Seven species, endemic to southern Africa (mainly Western Cape).

Cyanella alba

Eremiolirion amboense

[= Cyanella amboensis]

One species, Eremiolirion amboense, endemic to southern Africa.



Three species (Africa and Madagascar), with two species native to southern Africa .


  • Archer, R.H. 2000. Tecophilaeaceae. In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 735-736. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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