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Genus: Kniphofia (red-hot pokers)

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: Xanthorrhoeaceae

About 70 species found mainly in Africa but with one species in Madagascar and one in the South Arabian Peninsula. A total of 46 species are native to southern Africa. Previously in the Asphodelaceae, which has been sunk under Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Kniphofia acraea

 

Kniphofia albescens

 

Kniphofia albomontana

 

Kniphofia angustifolia

 

Kniphofia baurii

Kniphofia brachystachya

 

Kniphofia breviflora

 

Kniphofia bruceae

 

Kniphofia buchananii

 

Kniphofia caulescens

Kniphofia citrina  

Kniphofia coddiana

Kniphofia coralligemma

 

Kniphofia crassifolia

 

Kniphofia drepanophylla

 

Kniphofia ensifolia

[= Kniphofia tuckii]

Kniphofia evansii

Kniphofia fibrosa

 

Kniphofia flammula

 

Kniphofia fluviatilis

Kniphofia galpinii

Kniphofia gracilis

 

Kniphofia hirsuta

 

Kniphofia ichopensis

 

Kniphofia latifolia

 

Kniphofia laxiflora

Kniphofia leucocephala

 

Kniphofia linearifolia

Kniphofia littoralis

 

Kniphofia multiflora

Kniphofia northiae

Kniphofia pauciflora (Dainty poker)

Used to occur in moist sites in grassland in the Durban vicinity but now thought to be extinct in the wild. 

Kniphofia pauciflora (Dainty poker)

Kniphofia porphyrantha

Kniphofia rigidifolia

Kniphofia ritualis

 

Kniphofia rooperi

Kniphofia sarmentosa

Kniphofia splendida

Kniphofia stricta

 

Kniphofia tabularis

Kniphofia thodei

Kniphofia triangularis

 

Kniphofia typhoides

 

Kniphofia tysonii

 

Kniphofia umbrina

 

Kniphofia uvaria

Publications

  • Codd, L.E. 1968. The South African species of Kniphofia. Bothalia 9: 363-513.

 

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