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Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Inflorescence a spike. Flowers actinomorphic, usually white or pink, opening in the evening. Style dividing at the mouth of the perianth tube into 3 large spreading branches. Fruit a capsule, sometimes dehiscing only in upper third. Seeds sometimes slightly winged.
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Specimens with Sequences: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Public Records: 2
Public Species: 1
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Hesperantha

Hesperantha is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae. The genus name is derived from the Greek words hesperos, meaning "evening", and anthos, meaning "flower".[1]

There are approximately 79 species, mostly native to southern Africa, but with four species reaching tropical Africa. All except one grow from corms.

The synonym Schizostylis is widely used in British horticulture for the single rhizomatous species S. coccinea, widely cultivated as a garden flower, and with numerous cultivars.[2] The common name "Kaffir lily" is best avoided, as "kaffir" is an offensive racial term in South Africa.

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  1. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 172–75. ISBN 0-88192-897-6. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
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