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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Nolinoideae
Tribus: Eriospermeae
Genus: Eriospermum
Species: E. abyssinicum – E. aequilibre – E. alcicorne – E. algiferum – E. andongense – E. aphyllum – E. appendiculatum – E. arachnoideum – E. arenosum – E. aribesense – E. aridicola – E. armianum – E. attenuatum – E. bakerianum – E. bakerianum – E. bakerianum – E. bayeri – E. bifidum – E. bowieanum – E. bracteatum – E. brevipes – E. breviscapum – E. bruynsii – E. buchubergense – E. calcareum – E. capense – E. cecilii – E. cernuum – E. cervicorne – E. ciliatum – E. citrinum – E. coactum – E. cooperi – E. cordiforme – E. corymbosum – E. crispum – E. currorii – E. descendens – E. deserticola – E. dielsianum – E. dissitiflorum – E. dregei – E. dyeri – E. erinum – E. eriophorum – E. ernstii – E. exigium – E. exile – E. filicaule – E. flabellatum – E. flavum – E. flexum – E. flexuosum – E. folioliferum – E. fragile – E. glaciale – E. graminifolium – E. graniticola – E. halenbergense – E. inconspicuum – E. juttae – E. kiboense – E. kirkii – E. krauseanum – E. lanceifolium – E. lanimarginatum – E. lanuginosum – E. lavranosii – E. laxiracemosum – E. macgregoriorum – E. mackenii – E. marginatum – E. minutiflorum – E. minutipustulatum – E. multifidum – E. namaquanum – E. nanum – E. occultum – E. ophioglossoides – E. ornithogaloides – E. orthophyllum – E. paludosum – E. papilliferum – E. paradoxum – E. parvifolium – E. parvulum – E. patentiflorum – E. porphyrium – E. porphyrovalve – E. proliferum – E. pubescens – E. pumilum – E. pusillum – E. pustulatum – E. ramosum – E. ratelpoortianum – E. rhizomatum – E. roseum – E. sabulosum – E. schinzii – E. schlechteri – E. spirale – E. stenophyllum – E. strachaniae – E. subincanum – E. subtile – E. titanopsoides – E. triphyllum – E. tuberculatum – E. undulatum – E. vermiforme – E. villosum – E. viscosum – E. volkmanniae – E. zeyheri
Name

Eriospermum Jacq. ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 110 (1799)

Type species: Eriospermum lanceifolium Jacq. ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 111 (1799)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Loncodilis Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 24 (1837)
Phylloglottis Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 15 (1866)
Thaumaza Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 15 (1866)

Note: The placement of Eriospermum, as sister to Asparagoideae has quite strong support, but is placed here in its own monotypic tribe (Stevens et al., 2015)
References

Jacquin, N.J. von 1799. Species Plantarum. Editio quarta 2(1): 110. [
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Eriospermum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Sept. 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Eriospermum. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 27 2015.
Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]. Online. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2015. Eriospermum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 27 Sept. 2015.

Eriospermum is a genus of tuberous flowering plants. It contains about 80-100 species, native to sub-Saharan Africa.[2]

Name

The name "Eriospermum" is from the Greek erion for "wool" and sperma for "seed". In the APG III classification system, the genus is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae).[1] It was formerly placed in its own family, Eriospermaceae.
Selected species[3][4][5]

Eriospermum bayeri
Eriospermum bowieanum
Eriospermum breviscapum
Eriospermum capense
Eriospermum cooperi
Eriospermum dregei
Eriospermum exile
Eriospermum graminifolium
Eriospermum lanceifolium
Eriospermum paradoxum
Eriospermum proliferum
Eriospermum pubescens
Eriospermum zeyheri

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References

Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Perry, P.L. (1984) Ten new species of Eriospermum from the Western Cape. Journal of South African Botany 50: 503-534.
Perry, P.L. (1989) Ten more new species of Eriospermum from the Western Cape. Journal of South African Botany 55: 83-102.
Perry, P.L. (1994) A Revision of the Genus Eriospermum (Eriospermaceae). Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, 1: 1-320.

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