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Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms, these with fibrous tunics. Stem largely underground. Foliage leaves usually plicate. Inflorescence a spike. Flowers zygomorphic, usually pale to dark blue to mauve, tepals united into a perianth tube, subequal or forming two lips, the upper tepal much enlarged. Fruit a capsule.
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Specimen Records: 191
Specimens with Sequences: 188
Specimens with Barcodes: 188
Species: 86
Species With Barcodes: 86
Public Records: 175
Public Species: 85
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Babiana

Babiana Ker Gawler /ˌbæbiˈænə/[2] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae composed of about 80 recognized species. The majority of these species are endemic to Cape Province of South Africa, with the remainder distributed in Namaqualand, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[1][3]

The genus name is derived from the Afrikaans word baviaan, referring to the African monkey (Chacma baboon, Papio ursinus), that consumes the corms of plants in the genus.[4]

One species, Babiana stricta, is widely cultivated as an ornamental.[2]

Selected species[edit]

formerly included[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  3. ^ Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. (2007). A revision of the southern African genus Babiana, Iridaceae: Crocoideae. Strelitzia 18: 1-98. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  4. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 175–78. ISBN 0-88192-897-6. 
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