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the web of life in southern Africa

Family: Haemodoraceae

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

There are 14 genera and 116 species worldwide, with three genera and nine species native to southern Africa. 

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Archer (2000).


One species, Barberetta aurea, found in the forests of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.


The four species are endemic to the Western Cape, South Africa.


The four species are endemic to the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.


  • Archer, R.H. 2000. Haemodoraceae. In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 609. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.