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Schwantesia borcherdsii.jpg
Schwantesia borcherdsii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Schwantesia

Schwantesia is a genus of plant in the family Aizoaceae. It is named in honor of the German botanist and archaeologist Gustav Schwantes (1881 - 1960).[1]

Schwantesia species resemble those genera within the Aizoaceae family to which they are most closely related; namely Lithops, Dinteranthus and Lapidaria.

Species include:


  1. ^ Genaust, Helmut (1976). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen ISBN 3-7643-0755-2