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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Hemerocallis (daylilies)

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

Native to Europe, China, Japan and Korea. Cultivated for their flowers, including in gardens in southern Africa. Previously placed in the Hemerocallidaceae, which has been sunk under Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Hemerocallis 'Mignon' (Hybridizer: Stout), New York Botanical Gardens. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Hemerocallis 'Buckeye' (Hybridizer: Stout), New York Botanical Gardens. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Species cultivated in southern Africa

Hemerocallis aurantiaca

Native to China.

 

Hemerocallis fulva

Native to China and Japan.

 

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Native to E Asia.

 

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