Taxon: Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Oken

Genus: Kniphofia
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
  Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Nomen number: 21195
Place of publication: Allg. Naturgesch. 3(1):566. 1841 (W. J. Hooker, Bot. Mag. 80: t. 4816. 1854)
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 29-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Nov-2005
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Encke, F. Pareys Blumengaertnerei, ed. 2. 1958-1961 (Pareys Bl)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • Harvey, W. H. & O. W. Sonder, eds. v. 1-3; W. T. Thiselton Dyer & A. W. Hill, eds. v. 4-7 Flora capensis. v. 1-3:1860-1865; v. 4-7:1896-1933 (F Cape)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Täckholm, V. & M. Drar Flora of Egypt. 1954- (F EgyptT&D)


Check other web resources for Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Oken :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image