Freesia laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning

First published in Syst. Bot. 20: 171 (1995)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Kenya to S. Africa. It is a tuberous subshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Florida, Madeira, Mauritius, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Réunion

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2020). Iridaceae of southern Africa. Strelitzia 42: 1-1159. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goldblatt, P. (1996). Iridaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-89.
  • Muer, T., Sauerbier, H. & Cabrara Calixto, F. (2020). Die Farn- und Blütenpflanzen Madeiras: 1-792. Verlag und Versandbuchhandlung Andreas Kleinsteuber.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [Cited as Anomatheca laxa.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cooke, D.A. (1986). Flora of Australia 46: i-xii, 1-247. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Hurrell, J.A. & Delucchi, G. (2005). Iridaceae Ixioideae adventicias en la Argentina. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 40: 289-296.
  • Marais, W. (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177: 1-16. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1. Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Goldblatt & J.C. Manning in Syst. Bot. 20: 171 (1995).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Polhill, R.; Paulo, S. [1382 A.] Tanzania Lapeirousia laxa K:SPC-03672.000 No

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