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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Diaphananthe

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: Orchidaceae

About 50 species (tropical and subtropical Africa), with four species native to southern Africa. An additional species is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Diaphananthe fragrantissima

Diaphananthe millarii


Diaphananthe stolzii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Diaphananthe subsimplex

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Diaphananthe pulchella

Native to tropical Africa.