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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Hessea
Herb. 1837, conserved name not P. J. Bergius ex D. F. L. von Schlechtendal 1826 (syn of Carpolyza in Amaryllidaceae)
Type species
Hessea stellaris
(Jacq.) Herb.
  • Imhofia Herb. 1821, illegitimate homonym not Heister 1755
  • Periphanes Salisb.
  • Kamiesbergia Snijman
  • Dewinterella D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies

Hessea is a genus of bulb-forming plants in the Amaryllis family native to Namibia and South Africa.[1][2][3][4][5]

  1. Hessea breviflora Herb.
  2. Hessea cinnamomea (L'Hér.) T.Durand & Schinz
  3. Hessea incana Snijman
  4. Hessea mathewsii W.F.Barker
  5. Hessea monticola Snijman
  6. Hessea pilosula D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies
  7. Hessea pulcherrima (D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies) Snijman
  8. Hessea pusilla Snijman
  9. Hessea speciosa Snijman
  10. Hessea stellaris (Jacq.) Herb.
  11. Hessea stenosiphon (Snijman) D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies
  12. Hessea tenuipedicellata Snijman
  13. Hessea undosa Snijman
formerly included[1]

Several species have been coined using the name Hessea but referring to species now considered better suited to other genera (Namaquanula Nerine Strumaria). Here we provide links to help you find appropriate information


  1. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Herbert, William 1837. Amaryllidaceae 289.
  3. ^ Goldblatt, P. & J. C. Manning. 2000. Cape Plants: A Conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9.
  4. ^ Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. M. Welman, E. Retief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. Van Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).
  5. ^ South African National Biodiversity Institute, Red List of South African Plants, Hessea