Slender perennial herb, growing from a small ovoid corm. Leaves spiralled along the stem, linear, often tubular near the base. Flowers small, axillary, appearing up-side-down. perianth segments filiform, spreading pale greenish-brown. Ovary longer than stamens. Style with 3 brown, papillate stigmatic branches. Fruit a ribbed oblong capsule.
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 86. as Iphigenia bechuanica
Maroyi, A (2002). Colchicaceae in Zimbabwe Kirkia 18(1) Page 8. as Iphigenia bechuanica
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117. as Iphigenia bechuanica