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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Corm round to ovoid, often making stolons, cover fibrous. Stem: generally branched. Inflorescence: spike or panicle of spikes, > leaves. Flower: radial or bilateral; perianth funnel- to trumpet-shaped, orange to brick-red, tube generally curved, lobes +- spreading, +- equal [unequal], spreading; stamens free, exserted from tube; style +- > stamens, branches notched at tip [entire]. Seed: generally 12--many, some occasionally aborted.
Species In Genus: 8 species: +- sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar. Etymology: (Greek: saffron odor, from dried flowers in warm water)
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Chasmanthe floribunda
Next taxon: Crocosmia ×crocosmiiflora
Citation for this treatment: Peter Goldblatt 2016. Crocosmia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9428, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.