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Hessea cinnamomea
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] The genus name commemorates C. H. F. Hesse (1772–1832), who resided in Cape Town from 1800 to 1817.[6]

  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, which refer to species now considered better suited to genera Namaquanula, Nerine or Strumaria:


  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
  6. ^ Plug, C. "Hesse, Reverend Christian Heinrich Friedrich (plant collection)". s2a3. Suider-Afrika Genootskap vir die Bevordering van die Wetenskap. Retrieved 5 January 2017.