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Libertia formosa

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Family: IridaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: IRIS FAMILY
Habit: [(Annual), shrub], perennial herb generally from [bulb], corm, or rhizome. Stem: generally erect, generally +- round in ×-section. Leaf: generally basal (few cauline), 2-ranked, +- sword-shaped, blade edge-wise to stem, with midvein or not; bases overlapped, sheathing. Inflorescence: generally +- terminal; spikes, umbel-like cymes, or flowers 1; flowers in spikes or 1 subtended by 2 subopposite flower bracts; umbel-like cymes enclosed by 2 subopposite, generally large, leaf-like inflorescence bracts, including various flower bracts. Flower: bisexual (unisexual), radial, with stamens erect, enclosing style, or bilateral, with stamens, style to 1 side, stamens not enclosing style; perianth radial, parts free or generally fused into tube above ovary, generally petal-like, in 2 series of 3, outer +- like inner (or not, in Iris, parts in that genus called sepals, petals), upper +- like lower or not; stamens 3, attached at base of outer 3 perianth parts or in tube, generally free; ovary inferior [(superior)], [(1)]3-chambered, placentas axile [(parietal)], style 1, branches 3, entire to 2-branched, thread- or petal-like with stigma abaxial, proximal to tip. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal. Seed: few to many.
Genera In Family: +- 65 genera, +- 2050 species: worldwide, especially Africa; many cultivated (e.g., Crocus, Dietes, Freesia, Gladiolus, Iris, Sisyrinchium). Note: Gladiolus italicus Mill., Gladiolus tristis L. are urban weeds. Sparaxis grandiflora (D. Delaroche) Ker Gawl., Sparaxis tricolor (Schneev.) Ker Gawl. are waifs.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LibertiaView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb; rhizomes creeping. Stem: branched or not. Inflorescence: flowers in umbel-like cymes. Flower: radial; perianth parts free, spreading, blue or generally white, outer generally < inner, +- green outside or not; stamens united at base; style branches thread-like, entire, alternate stamens. Seed: many.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: especially Australasia, some Andean South America. Etymology: (Marie-Anne Libert, Belgian botanist, 1782--1865)

Libertia formosa Graham
WAIF
Stem: 60--125 cm. Leaf: basal 15--45 cm, 5--15 mm wide. Inflorescence: pedicels 6--12 mm. Flower: perianth white, outer parts < 10 mm, lanceolate, +- green outside, inner spreading, 12--18 mm, obovate. Fruit: 6 mm wide, spheric.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed urban, coastal areas; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: native to Chile. Flowering Time: Mar
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt
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Citation for this treatment: Peter Goldblatt 2016. Libertia formosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30869, accessed on February 07, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 07, 2016.


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