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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Scilloideae
Tribus: Hyacintheae
Subtribus: Massoniinae
Genus: Veltheimia
Species: V. bracteata – V. capensis


Veltheimia Gled., 1771.

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Africa
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Vernacular names[edit]

English: forest lily, sand onion, red hot poker
Nederlands: wintervuurpijl
svenska: Vinterraketssläktet
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