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Genus: Trachyandra

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

About 56 species, all African. A total of 55 species are native in southern Africa, most of them in the winter rainfall area of the Western Cape. Previously in the Asphodelaceae, which has been sunk under Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Trachyandra acocksii


Trachyandra adamsonii


Trachyandra affinis


Trachyandra arenicola


Trachyandra aridimontana


Trachyandra arvensis


Trachyandra asperata


Trachyandra brachypoda

Trachyandra bulbinifolia


Trachyandra burkei


Trachyandra capillata


Trachyandra chlamydophylla


Trachyandra ciliata


Trachyandra dissecta


Trachyandra divaricata

Trachyandra ensifolia


Trachyandra erythrorrhiza


Trachyandra esterhuysenae

Trachyandra falcata

Trachyandra filiformis

Trachyandra flexifolia


Trachyandra gerrardii


Trachyandra giffenii


Trachyandra glandulosa


Trachyandra gracilenta


Trachyandra hantamensis


Trachyandra hirsuta

Trachyandra hirsutiflora

Trachyandra hispida


Trachyandra involucrata

Trachyandra jacquiniana


Trachyandra kamiesbergensis


Trachyandra karrooica


Trachyandra lanata


Trachyandra laxa


Trachyandra malosana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Trachyandra margaretae


Trachyandra montana


Trachyandra muricata


Trachyandra oligotricha


Trachyandra paniculata


Trachyandra patens


Trachyandra peculiaris


Trachyandra prolifera


Trachyandra reflexipilosa


Trachyandra revoluta


Trachyandra sabulosa


Trachyandra saltii

Trachyandra sanguinorhiza


Trachyandra scabra


Trachyandra smalliana


Trachyandra tabularis


Trachyandra thyrsoidea


Trachyandra tortilis


Trachyandra zebrina



  • Sölch, A., Roessler, H. & Merxmüller, H. 1970. Liliaceae. Prodromus einer flora von Südwestafrika 147: 1-75.