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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Caesia

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: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Thirteen species: nine native to Australia, one from Madagascar and three native to southern Africa. The genus used to be included in the Anthericaceae and then the Hemerocallidaceae, neither of which are now recognised.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Caesia capensis


Caesia contorta


Caesia sabulosa