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Veltheimia bracteata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Veltheimia

Veltheimia is a genus of perennial plants native to the Cape Provinces of South Africa[1] in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae.[2] It was named in honour of August Ferdinand von Veltheim (1741–1801), a German patron of botany.[3][4]

There are two accepted species:[5][6]


  1. ^ "Veltheimia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2015-08-12 
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Scilloideae 
  3. ^ The Names of Plant, D. Gledhill, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. rep. 1996. ISBN 978-0-521-36675-5 p.193
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  5. ^ "Genus: Veltheimia Gled.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
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