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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Anemone (anemones)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Ranunculaceae

About 120 species (worldwide), with three species native to southern Africa. An additional two species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Anemone caffra


Anemone fanninii


Anemone tenuifolia

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Anemone coronaria


Anemone hupehensis

Native to Japan.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Glen, H.F. 2003. Ranunculaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 809-810. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.