African Plant Database

Freesia laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
Protologue : Syst. Bot. 20: 171 (1995)
Information on the genus : Freesia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anomatheca laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt subsp. laxa
 Freesia laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning subsp. laxa
 Gladiolus laxus Thunb.
 Lapeirousia laxa (Thunb.) N.E. Br.
 Meristostigma laxum (Thunb.) A. Dietr.
 Anomatheca laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anomatheca cruenta Lindl.
=Freesia cruenta (Lindl.) Klatt
=Lapeirousia cruenta (Lindl.) Baker (1892)
=Lapeirousia graebneriana Harms
=Lapeyrousia cruenta (Lindl.) Baker (1892)
=Lapeyrousia laxa (Thunb.) N.E. Br. (1928)
=Lapeirousia grandiflora Jacq.
Taxon infra-specific
Freesia laxa subsp. azurea (Goldblatt & Hutchings) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
Freesia laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning subsp. laxa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-50 cm tall; similar and closely allied to F. grandiflora, but: - perianth tube twice as long as tepals; - tepals broadly ovate to oblong, held at right angles to tube; - filaments 3-4 mm long, scarcely exserted.
Ecology : Among bamboo, shallow soil over rock; rocky slopes especially cliffs; sometimes along forest margins; along the coast in coarse sandy soil or grassy dunes, usually in shade; near sea level to 2000 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland. Introduced elsewhere, e.g. Morocco (Casablanca, Gattefossé 1952), and naturalised in Madeira, Réunion, Mauritius (Fl. Mascareignes 177, Irid.: 8, 10, 1978), Hong Kong, Florida (USA).
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 174764
Record n°174764
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