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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Corm depressed, cover fibrous. Inflorescence: spike, branched below or not; flowers generally +- 2-ranked, flower bracts green, leathery. Flower: radial or generally bilateral; perianth funnel- or trumpet-shaped, tube curved, lobes +- equal or unequal, oblong or lanceolate; style branches divided +- to middle, thread-like. Fruit: generally oblong. Seed: generally winged at 1 or both ends.
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: southern Africa. Etymology: (Sir William Watson, English botanist-physician, 1715--1787) Note: Many species cultivated as ornamental.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to WatsoniaPrevious taxon: Sparaxis tricolor
Next taxon: Watsonia marginata
Citation for this treatment: Peter Goldblatt 2016. Watsonia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9862, 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.