Whiteheadia is a one-species genus in the family Hyacinthaceae. Manning, Goldblatt & Fay (2004) in their revision of Sub-Saharan Africa Hyacinthaceae combined the genus Whiteheadia into Massonia. Genetic evidence for this move is clear and is supported by their shape and habit which very much resemble that of massonias.

Whiteheadia bifolia syn. Massonia bifolia

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