African Plant Database

Freesia grandiflora (Baker) Klatt
Information on the genus : Freesia
Basionym : Anomatheca grandiflora Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anomatheca grandiflora Baker
 Lapeirousia grandiflora (Baker) Baker
 Freesia grandiflora (Baker) Klatt subsp. grandiflora
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Freesia rubella Baker
=Tritonia graminifolia Baker (1892)
=Hesperantha rubella Baker (1876)
=Lapeirousia graminifolia (Baker) L. Bolus
Taxon infra-specific
Freesia grandiflora (Baker) Klatt subsp. grandiflora
Freesia grandiflora subsp. occulta J. C. Manning & Goldblatt (2010)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 12-60 cm tall; corm globose, 1-1,5 cm Ø; leaves several, usually reaching to the base of the spike but sometimes exceeding it, 4-30x0,6-1,2 cm; stem erect, simple or 2-4-branched; spike 2-6-flowered; bracts soft, 1-2 cm long; flowers red, rarely pink, the lower 3 tepals each with a darker red mark at base; perianth tube erect, campanulate, slender below, broad and cupped above, 2-3 cm long; tepals lanceolate forming a cup more than 1/2 as long as the tube, unequal: upper erect 2,2-3,5 cm long, lower 3 ascending to nearly horizontal, 2,1-2,6 cm long; capsule 0,8-1x0,7-0,8 cm, smooth to irregularly papillate.
Ecology : Light shade in woodland and scrub; on ant hills; 450-1800 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.5 - 0.6 m. Alt: 70 - 1636 m. Distribution: GA, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Syst. Bot. Monogr. 20: 161-178 (1995).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 772 (2006).
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carte afrique num 20889
Record n°20889
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