975.000 Iphigenia Kunth

Description of the genus

Herbs with a corm. Stems with 1-2 tubular basal spathes. Leaves: lowest 1-3 with a free tubular sheathing base and a linear to filiform lamina; upper sessile, decurrent. Flowers 3-10 in a lax, scorpioid cyme; pedicels recurved. Perianth segments 6, free, caducous. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Style very short, 1. Seeds spherical, papillose.

Worldwide: 15 species widely distributed in Africa, Madagascar, Socotra, India, Australia and New Zealand

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Iphigenia oliveri

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oliveri Engl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Iphigenia:

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Flora of Botswana: Iphigenia
Flora of Malawi: Iphigenia
Flora of Mozambique: Iphigenia
Flora of Zambia: Iphigenia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Iphigenia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Iphigenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Iphigenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Iphigenia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Iphigenia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Iphigenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Iphigenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=331, retrieved 24 June 2019

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