Sisyranthus is a species of plants in the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1838.[1][2] It is native to southern Africa.[3]

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Sisyranthus virgatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Ceropegieae
Genus: Sisyranthus
Type species
Sisyranthus virgatus
  1. Sisyranthus anceps Schltr. - South Africa
  2. Sisyranthus barbatus N.E.Br. - Eastern Cape Province
  3. Sisyranthus compactus N.E.Br. - KwaZulu-Natal
  4. Sisyranthus fanninii N.E.Br. - South Africa
  5. Sisyranthus fimbriatus Schltr. - South Africa
  6. Sisyranthus franksiae N.E.Br. - South Africa
  7. Sisyranthus huttoniae S.Moore - South Africa
  8. Sisyranthus imberbis Harv. - South Africa
  9. Sisyranthus macer Schltr. - South Africa
  10. Sisyranthus randii S.Moore - South Africa
  11. Sisyranthus rhodesicus Weim. - Zimbabwe
  12. Sisyranthus rotatus Schltr. - South Africa
  13. Sisyranthus saundersiae N.E.Br. - KwaZulu-Natal
  14. Sisyranthus schizoglossoides Schltr. - South Africa
  15. Sisyranthus trichostomus K.Schum. - South Africa
  16. Sisyranthus virgatus E.Mey. - South Africa


  1. ^ Meyer, Ernst Heinrich Friedrich. 1838. Commentariorum de Plantis Africae Australioris 197 in Latin
  2. ^ Tropicos, genus Sisyranthus
  3. ^ Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. M. Welman, E. Retief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. Van Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).
  4. ^ The Plant List, genus Sisyranthus