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Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Inflorescence a spike. Floral bracts green or membranous above; the inner smaller than the outer. Flowers actinomorphic, usually white or pink, opening in the evening; tepals subequal, spreading or cup-shaped, united below into a straight or curved tube. Stamens symmetrically arranged. 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
Public BINs:0
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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".[2]

There are approximately 79 species, mostly native to southern Africa, but with four species reaching tropical Africa. All except one grow from corms.[1][citation needed]

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.[3] The common name "Kaffir lily" is best avoided, as "kaffir" is an offensive racial term in South Africa.

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