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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Helianthemum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Cistaceae

About 110 species, native to the Americas, Europe, North Africa to Asia Minor, and Central Asia. Four species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Helianthemum ledifolium

Native from Europe to southwestern Asia.


Helianthemum lippii

Native to the Mediterranean.


Helianthemum lunulatum

Native to southern Europe.


Helianthemum nummularium

Native to Europe.




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