Genus: Kniphofia Moench

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Alternate family(ies): Liliaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus number: 6347
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 68 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.10 & App. III) over the earlier homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53) Kniphofia Scop., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Klopper, R. R. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships in the family Asphodelaceae (Asparagales). Biodiversity and ecology; journal of the Division Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants of the Biocenter Klein Flottbek, the Herbarium Hamburgense, and the Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg 3:9-36.
  2. Ramdhani, S. et al. 2009. Rampant non-monophyly of species in Kniphofia Moench (Asphodelaceae) suggests a recent Afromontane radiation. Taxon 58:1141-1152.
  3. Wyk, B. E. van et al. 1995. Chemotaxonomic significance of anthraquinones in the roots of Asphodeloideae (Asphodelaceae). Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 23:277-281. Note: Kniphofia not related to the Alooideae [Aloaceae sensu Cronquist]

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 10 July 2020.