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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants 100–130 (180) cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corms single or in chains of 2–3, 2.5–4(5) cm in diameter; tunics brown, membranous, later fibrous above.
Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves several, basal and cauline, half to two-thirds as long as the stems, lanceolate, plicate, narrowed and thickened below into a pseudopetiolate base; cauline leaves shorter than the basal.
Morphology Stem
Stem inclined above, relatively thick, up to 9 mm in diameter, 2–5-branched, the branches nearly horizontal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes rather congested, 10–22-flowered, flexuous; bracts firm, green, becoming reddish-brown, 7–10 mm long, exceeding the internodes, the outer obtuse or apiculate, the inner shortly 2-toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers orange to red or red-brown, zygomorphic, facing to the side; perianth tube curved, (25)30–40(45) mm long, tubular in the lower half, infundibuliform above; tepals unequal, obtuse, the uppermost longest, (10)15–18 × 6–9 mm, the upper laterals 7–10 mm long, spreading, the lower 3 tepals 6–12 mm long, the median one smallest.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens unilateral, arched under the uppermost tepal; filaments 25–40 mm long; anthers 6–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style dividing near the anther apices, the branches 4–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 12–14 mm long, globose; seeds 4 mm in diameter, globose or angled.

Native to:

Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Introduced into:

Great Britain, Zimbabwe

Crocosmia paniculata (Klatt) Goldblatt appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gerrard, W.T. [1530], South Africa K000321095 holotype
Gerrard, W.T. [1530], South Africa K000321093 isotype
Wood, J.M. [3499], South Africa K000321094
Curtonus paniculatus 22405.000

First published in J. S. African Bot. 37: 444 (1971)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Innes, C. (1985). The World of Iridaceae: 1-407. Holly Gare International Ltd., Ashington.
  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Goldblatt, P. (2007). Personal communication on Iridaceae 1.
  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0