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Habit: Perennial herb; corm conic, cover fibrous. Stem: branched or not. Inflorescence: spike, +- horizontal, flowers on upper side of axis, flower bracts green or partly membranous. Flower: bilateral, often fragrant; perianth tube funnel-shaped, narrow below, expanded above, upper perianth lobe > others; stamens free, generally included in tube; style branches divided +- to middle. Seed: many.
Species In Genus: +- 16 species: southern and eastern Africa. Etymology: (Friedrich H.T. Freese, German physician, botanist, 1795--1876) Note: Several species, hybrids cultivated as ornamental.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Crocosmia ×crocosmiiflora
Next taxon: Freesia leichtlinii subsp. alba
Citation for this treatment: Peter Goldblatt 2016. Freesia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9431, accessed on December 09, 2016.