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Genus: Oldenburgia

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 II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Mutisieae

The four species are endemic to the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Cape. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa (POSA) - an online checklist (SANBI).

Oldenburgia grandis


Oldenburgia intermedia


Oldenburgia papionum


Oldenbergia paradoxa

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 198.


  • Bond, P. 1987. A revision of Oldenburgia (Asteraceae - Mutisieae). South African Journal of Botany 53: 493-500.