975.000 Iphigenia Kunth

Description of the genus

Herbs with a corm. Stems with 1-2 tubular basal spathes. Leaves: lowest 1-3 with a free tubular sheathing base and a linear to filiform lamina; upper sessile, decurrent. Flowers 3-10 in a lax, scorpioid cyme; pedicels recurved. Perianth segments 6, free, caducous. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Style very short, 1. Seeds spherical, papillose.

Worldwide: 15 species widely distributed in Africa, Madagascar, Socotra, India, Australia and New Zealand

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Iphigenia:

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Flora of Malawi: Iphigenia
Flora of Mozambique: Iphigenia
Flora of Zambia: Iphigenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Iphigenia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Iphigenia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Iphigenia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Iphigenia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Iphigenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Iphigenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Iphigenia
JSTOR Plant Science: Iphigenia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Iphigenia
Plants of the World Online: Iphigenia
Tropicos: Iphigenia
Wikipedia: Iphigenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Iphigenia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=331, retrieved 29 May 2024

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