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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Crocoideae
Tribus: Watsonieae
Genus: Afrosolen
Species: A. abyssinicus – A. avasmontanus – A. bainesii – A. coeruleus – A. erongoensis – A. erythranthus – A. gracilis – A. masukuensis – A. otaviensis – A. rivularis – A. sandersonii – A. schimperi – A. setifolius – A. teretifolius – A. zambesiacus

Afrosolen Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Bothalia 46(1)-a2024: 3. (2016)

Type species: Afrosolen sandersonii (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Bothalia 46(1)-a2024: 4. (2016)


Replaced synonym
Psilosiphon Welw. ex Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Strelitzia 35: 108. (2015), non Psilosiphon T.J.Entwisle (1989) (Batrachospermaceae)


Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2016. Nomenclatural adjustments in African plants 2. Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation 46(1): 1-5. DOI: 10.4102/abc.v46i1.2024 Open access Reference page.
Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2015. Systematics and biology of Lapeirousia, Codonorhiza, Psilosiphon and Schizorhiza in southern Africa. Strelitzia 35: 1-143. PDF Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Afrosolen in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Afrosolen. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 10 2020. 2020. Afrosolen. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug. 10.

Afrosolen is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Iridaceae.[1]

Its native range is Nigeria to Eritrea and Southern Africa.[1]


Afrosolen abyssinicus (R.Br. ex A.Rich.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen avasmontanus (Dinter) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen bainesii (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen coeruleus (Schinz) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen erongoensis (Goldblatt & J.C.Manning) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen erythranthus (Klotzsch ex Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen gracilis (Vaupel) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen masukuensis (Vaupel & Schltr.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen otaviensis (R.C.Foster) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen rivularis (Wanntorp) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen sandersonii (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen schimperi (Asch. & Klatt) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen setifolius (Harms) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen teretifolius (Geerinck, Lisowski, Malaisse & Symoens) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Afrosolen zambesiacus (Goldblatt) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning


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