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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb; corm ovoid, cover fibrous. Stem: erect, stiff, branched or not. Leaf: generally basal, 2-ranked, < 3 dm, lanceolate to +- sickle-shaped, midvein prominent. Inflorescence: spike; flowers few, scattered; flower bracts papery, crinkled, streaked with brown, cut into lance-linear segments in upper half or at tip. Flower: radial or bilateral; perianth funnel-shaped or cylindric, tube < to > lobes; stamens free; style branches entire. Fruit: capsule, ovoid, firm. Seed: several, large, spheric, shiny, coat hard.
Species In Genus: 15 species: southern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: to tear, from cut bracts) Note: Many species, hybrids cultivated as ornamental.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to SparaxisPrevious taxon: Sisyrinchium longipes
Next taxon: Sparaxis grandiflora
Citation for this treatment: Peter Goldblatt 2017. Sparaxis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9442, accessed on January 18, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 18, 2017.