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Genus: Tulbaghia 

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

An African genus concentrated in southern Africa where 22 species have been recorded.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Tulbaghia acutiloba (Wild Garlic)

Tulbaghia x aliceae


Tulbaghia alliacea

Tulbaghia cameroni


Tulbaghia capensis

Tulbaghia cepacea


Tulbaghia cernua


Tulbaghia coddii


Tulbaghia cominsii


Tulbaghia dregeana

Tulbaghia galpinii


Tulbaghia leucantha (Highland Wild Garlic)

Tulbaghia ludwigiana (Scented Wild Garlic)

Tulbaghia macrocarpa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Tulbaghia montana


Tulbaghia natalensis (Sweet Wild Garlic, Pink Wild Garlic)

Tulbaghia nutans


Tulbaghia pretoriensis


Tulbaghia simmleri

Tulbaghia simmleri

Tulbaghia tenuior


Tulbaghia transvaalensis


Tulbaghia verdoornia


Tulbaghia violacea (Wild Garlic)


  • Burbidge, R.B. 1978. A revision of the genus Tulbaghia (Liliaceae). Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 36,1: 77-103.

  • Moteetee, A. and van Wyk, B-E. 2006. Sesotho names for exotic and indigenous edible plants in southern Africa. Bothalia 36(1): 25-32.