1. Family: Iridaceae Juss.
    1. Radinosiphon N.E.Br.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Iridaceae, Peter Goldblatt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Habit
    Perennial with corms with membranous to lightly fibrous tunics
    Leaves
    Leaves several, the lower 2-3 membranous and entirely sheathing (cataphylls), foliage leaves narrowly lanceolate, the blades plane with lightly raised margins and midrib
    Stem
    Stem compressed and angled, simple or with 1-3 branches
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a secund spike; bracts green or somewhat membranous to dry apically, the inner usually shorter than the outer
    Flowers
    Flowers zygomorphic, the tepals united in a long tube, the dorsal largest and arched over the stamens
    Stamens
    Stamens unilateral and arcuate, the filaments exserted from the tube; anthers parallel
    Style
    Style dividing opposite or beyond the anthers, the branches filiform
    Fruits
    Capsules globose, membranous
    Seeds
    Seeds few (2-4) per locule, ± globose.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs with corms, aerial parts dying back annually; corms with membranous to slightly fibrous tunics.
    Leaves
    Leaves several, the lower 2–3 membranous and entirely sheathing (cataphylls); the foliage leaves narrowly lanceolate, plane with slightly raised midrib and margins.
    Stem
    Stem simple, or 1–3-branched.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a secund spike; floral bracts green or somewhat membranous to dry apically, the inner usually shorter than the outer.
    Flowers
    Flowers zygomorphic, the tepals united in a long perianth tube, the upper tepal largest and arched over the stamens.
    Stamens
    Stamens unilateral and arcuate, the filaments exserted from the perianth tube; anthers parallel.
    Style
    Style dividing opposite or beyond the anthers, style branches filiform.
    Fruits
    Capsules globose, membranous.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–4 per locule, more or less globose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Radinosiphon N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 20: 262 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Carter in El. Pl. Africa 35: pl. 1384 (1962).
    • in Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Africa 20: 262 (1932).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Carter in Fl. Pl. Afr. 35, t. 1384 (1962)
    • in Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Afr. 20: 262 (1932)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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