Studies in the Iridaceae,--V

Robert C Foster
1948 Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University  
H. angusta of authors, as to most specimens cited. Corm ovoid to subglobose, to 1.2 cm. high and 1 cm. wide, the firm tunics subimbricate, apically short-cusped, the bases smoothly and regularly V-notched. Basal leaves 2-3, to 32 cm. long, 2-3 mm. wide, basally sheathing, linear, acute, glabrous, the midrib and edges rather prominent; cauline leaves 1-2, very long-sheathing, to 22 cm. long. Stem 1-4-branched, to 40 cm. tall, terete, glabrous, the main axis with a lax, distichous, 2-6-flowered
more » ... ike, the branches 1-2-flowered. Outer spathes to 2.8 cm. long, submembranaceous, few-nerved, apically retuse; inner spathes-to 2.5 cm. long, scarious, bicarinate, somewhat bifid. Ovary subturbinate, to 8 mm. long. Perianth-tube to 8 mm. long, strongly curved at the apex, the flower pointing downward in anthesis; tepals subequal, to 2.4 cm. long and 7 mm. wide, strongly reflexed, white, oblanceolate to oblong-ovate, from subacute to minutely emarginate at the apex. Anthers 4-7 mm. long; filaments about as long as the anthers. Style equal to or slightly exceeding the perianth-tube; style-arms to 1.4 cm. long, from shorter to longer than the anther-apex. Capsule ovoid to turbinate, rounded-trigonal, to 1.2 cm. long; seeds about 2 mm. long, subglobose, alate, brown. CAPE PROV.: Little Namaqualand: veld between Bitterfontein
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