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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Lachenalia

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: Asparagaceae

There are a total of 110 species, all endemic to southern Africa. Previously placed in the family Hyacinthaceae, which has been sunk under the Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Lachenalia alba


Lachenalia algoensis


Lachenalia aloides

Lachenalia ameliae

Lachenalia angelica


Lachenalia anguinea


Lachenalia arbuthnotiae


Lachenalia attenuata


Lachenalia aurioliae

Lachenalia bachmannii

Lachenalia barkeriana


Lachenalia bolusii


Lachenalia bowkeri


Lachenalia buchubergensis


Lachenalia bulbifera

Lachenalia campanulata


Lachenalia capensis


Lachenalia carnosa

Lachenalia cernua


Lachenalia comptonii


Lachenalia concordiana


Lachenalia congesta

Lachenalia contaminata

Lachenalia convallarioides


Lachenalia dasybotrya


Lachenalia dehoopensis


Lachenalia doleritica


Lachenalia duncanii


Lachenalia elegans

Lachenalia esterhuysenae


Lachenalia fistulosa


Lachenalia framesii

Lachenalia giessii


Lachenalia gillettii


Lachenalia glaucophylla


Lachenalia haarlemensis


Lachenalia hirta

Lachenalia inconspicua


Lachenalia isopetala


Lachenalia juncifolia


Lachenalia karooica


Lachenalia klinghardtiana

Lachenalia kliprandensis

Lachenalia lactosa


Lachenalia latimerae


Lachenalia leipoldtii


Lachenalia leomontana


Lachenalia liliflora


Lachenalia longibracteata


Lachenalia lutea


Lachenalia lutzeyeri


Lachenalia macgregoriorum


Lachenalia margaretae


Lachenalia marginata

Lachenalia marlothii


Lachenalia martinae


Lachenalia mathewsii


Lachenalia maximiliani


Lachenalia mediana

Lachenalia minima


Lachenalia moniliformis


Lachenalia montana

Lachenalia muirii

Lachenalia multifolia

Lachenalia mutabilis

Lachenalia namaquensis


Lachenalia namibiensis

Lachenalia nardousbergensis


Lachenalia neilii


Lachenalia nervosa


Lachenalia nordenstamii


Lachenalia nutans


Lachenalia obscura


Lachenalia orchioides

Lachenalia orthopetala


Lachenalia pallida


Lachenalia patula


Lachenalia pearsonii

[= Scilla pearsonii]


Lachenalia peersii

Lachenalia perryae


Lachenalia physocaulos


Lachenalia polyphylla


Lachenalia polypodantha


Lachenalia purpureo-caerulea


Lachenalia pusilla


Lachenalia pustulata

Lachenalia reflexa

Lachenalia rosea

Lachenalia rubida

Lachenalia salteri


Lachenalia sargeantii

Lachenalia schelpei


Lachenalia splendida

Lachenalia stayneri


Lachenalia thomasiae


Lachenalia trichophylla

Lachenalia undulata

Lachenalia unicolor

Lachenalia unifolia

Lachenalia valeriae


Lachenalia variegata


Lachenalia ventricosa


Lachenalia verticillata


Lachenalia violacea


Lachenalia viridiflora

Lachenalia whitehillensis


Lachenalia xerophila


Lachenalia youngii


Lachenalia zebrina


Lachenalia zeyheri