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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Iridaceae, Peter Goldblatt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Perennial with corms with membranous to lightly fibrous tunics
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, the lower 2-3 membranous and entirely sheathing (cataphylls), foliage leaves narrowly lanceolate, the blades plane with lightly raised margins and midrib
Morphology Stem
Stem compressed and angled, simple or with 1-3 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a secund spike; bracts green or somewhat membranous to dry apically, the inner usually shorter than the outer
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers zygomorphic, the tepals united in a long tube, the dorsal largest and arched over the stamens
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens unilateral and arcuate, the filaments exserted from the tube; anthers parallel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style dividing opposite or beyond the anthers, the branches filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules globose, membranous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few (2-4) per locule, ± globose.

[FZ]

Iridaceae, P. Goldblatt. Flora Zambesiaca 12:4. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with corms, aerial parts dying back annually; corms with membranous to slightly fibrous tunics.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, the lower 2–3 membranous and entirely sheathing (cataphylls); the foliage leaves narrowly lanceolate, plane with slightly raised midrib and margins.
Morphology Stem
Stem simple, or 1–3-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a secund spike; floral bracts green or somewhat membranous to dry apically, the inner usually shorter than the outer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers zygomorphic, the tepals united in a long perianth tube, the upper tepal largest and arched over the stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens unilateral and arcuate, the filaments exserted from the perianth tube; anthers parallel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style dividing opposite or beyond the anthers, style branches filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules globose, membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–4 per locule, more or less globose.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Radinosiphon N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 20: 262 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Carter in El. Pl. Africa 35: pl. 1384 (1962).
  • in Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Africa 20: 262 (1932).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Carter in Fl. Pl. Afr. 35, t. 1384 (1962)
  • in Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Afr. 20: 262 (1932)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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