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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Alstroemeriaceae (Peruvian lily family)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Liliales

Three genera and 165 species (South and Central America). Two genera and six species cultivated in southern Africa.

Genera cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Alstroemeria (Peruvian lily genus)

Five species cultivated.

Alstroemeria aurea (Peruvian lily, Chilean lily)


One species cultivated: Bomarea patacocensis.



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