Description of the genus
Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms.
Foliage leaves several, in a distichous fan. Inflorescence composed
of several rhipidia; rhipidia several-flowered; spathes herbaceous.
Flowers actinomorphic, often dull-coloured and speckled, usually
unpleasantly scented. Style branches 3, flattened,
finely fringed above; stigma lobe abaxial at base of the
fringe. Anthers appressed to the style branches. Fruit a
Worldwide: 10 species in tropical and S Africa
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Other sources of information about Ferraria:ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): FerrariaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: FerrariaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for FerrariaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): FerrariaKew Herbarium catalogue
: FerrariaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ferraria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=382, retrieved 23 May 2013