new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Tritonia crocata #1 | by J.G. in S.F.
Back to group

Tritonia crocata #1

Best viewed @ large size

 

Iridaceae - Western Cape Province, South Africa

 

Syn. Tritonia hyalina

 

Flame Freesia, Tritonia, kalkoentjie (Afrikaans)

 

Shown: Inflorescence displaying buds, flowers and spent flower

 

"Tritonia (Flame Freesia) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family with around 28 species. They are wildly distributed mainly in South Africa and are close related to the genus Ixia." (Wikipedia)

 

Details of natural occurrence and garden culture:

www.plantzafrica.com/planttuv/tritoniacrocata.htm

 

Photographed in U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley - Berkeley, California

3,326 views
6 faves
3 comments
Taken on April 24, 2012