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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Narcissus (daffodil genus)

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: Amaryllidaceae

About 27 species, native to Europe, North Africa and Asia, with five species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Narcissus bulbocodium

Native to southwestern Europe and north Africa.


Narcissus cantabricus

Native to Spain and northwestern Africa.


Narcissus pseudonarcissus (Daffodil)

Native to western Europe.


Narcissus serotinus

Native to the Mediterranean.


Narcissus tazetta




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