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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Iridaceae, P. Goldblatt. Flora Zambesiaca 12:4. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Plants 20–50 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corms 10–15 mm in diameter, sometimes with small cormlets on stolons; tunics of fine fibres.
Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves 6–9, mostly basal, 15–50 cm long, 4–8(11) mm wide, just exceeding the spike, linear-lanceolate, soft-textured; upper leaves cauline and smaller.
Morphology Stem
Stem erect, simple or 1–3-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spike lax, subsecund, usually 8–10-flowered; outer bracts brownish above, scarious, papery, 6–12(15) mm long, 2–3-toothed or acute, finely veined; inner bracts similar, sometimes slightly shorter, 2-toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers orange or salmon-pink, zygomorphic, the 3 lower tepals each with a yellow basal mark outlined in red, the lowermost or all three with a small median callus; perianth tube (16)25–35(40) mm long, narrowly tubular, widened slightly near the apex; tepals ± unequal, (12)15–22 × 6–9 mm, oblong-lanceolate, the upper slightly wider erect and hooded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens unilateral and arcuate; filaments 12–16 mm long; anthers 6–7 mm long, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style dividing near the anther apices, style branches c. 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules coriaceous, 8–15 mm long, ellipsoid or turbinate.

Native to:

Mozambique

Tritonia moggii Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mogg, A.O.D. [27315], Mozambique K000321102 Unknown type material

First published in Kirkia 3: 24 (1963)

Accepted by

  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun J.-P. & Stork, A.L. (1995). Énumération des Plants à Fleurs D'Afrique Tropicale 3: 1-341. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Goldblatt, P. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: i-iv, 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0