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Iridaceae
Hesperantha coccinea (Backh. & Harv.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning

Verified by: Temperate sect.27 August 2011
Notes: Verified with Goldblatt, P. 'A synoptic Review of the African Genus Hesperantha, Iridaceae, Crocoideae'. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 90(3):390-443. 2003. Stem and leaves erect, stiff. Corms missing, rhizomatous instead. Flowers spicate with sheathing bracts at the base. Corolla red, tube to 30mm long and straight, corolla lobes spreading. Anthers to 10mm long, black. Ovary 3 locular, inferior with large seeds. Said to be a semi-aquatic species.

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