1306.010 Crocosmia Planch.


Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Foliage leaves mostly basal, plane or plicate. Flowers actinomorphic (aurea) or zygomorphic (paniculata) with stamens arched under the upper tepal; in shades of orange to red; tepals united into a perianth tube. Stamens and style well exserted from the tepals. Fruit a capsule. Seeds spherical, hard, shiny.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Crocosmia aurea subsp. aurea

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aurea (Pappe ex Hook.) Planch. subsp. aurea C,EDescription, Image
paniculata (Klatt) GoldblattE

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Other sources of information about Crocosmia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crocosmia
Flora of Malawi: Crocosmia
Flora of Mozambique: Crocosmia
Flora of Zambia: Crocosmia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crocosmia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crocosmia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crocosmia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crocosmia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crocosmia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Crocosmia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crocosmia
JSTOR Plant Science: Crocosmia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crocosmia
Plants of the World Online: Crocosmia
Tropicos: Crocosmia
Wikipedia: Crocosmia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Crocosmia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=387, retrieved 30 May 2024

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