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Genus: Syringodea

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: Iridaceae

The eight species are found in the Northern and Western Cape, mainly on clay soils in karoo vegetation.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Syringodea bifucata


Syringodea concolor


Syringodea derustensis


Syringodea flanaganii


Syringodea longituba

Syringodea pulchella


Syringodea saxatilis

Syringodea unifolia



  • de Vos, M.P. 1974. Die Suid-Afrikaanse genus Syringodea. Journal of South African Botany 40: 201-254.

  • de Vos, M.P. 1983. Syringodea, Romulea. Flora of southern Africa 7,2, fasicle 2: 1-76.