Romulea ramiflora Ten.

Common name

English: Branched sand crocus

German: Verzweigter Scheinkrokus

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Liliales (113)

        Family: Iridaceae (15) (family description)

          Genus: Romulea (3)

           Epithet: ramiflora Ten. (2)

Synonyms: Bulbocodium ramiflorum (Ten.) Kuntze, Ixia ramiflora (Ten.) Ten., Romulea anceps (Merino) Bég., Romulea planifolia Jord., Romulea tenella Samp., Trichonema anceps Merino, Trichonema edule Herb., Trichonema ramiflorum (Ten.) Sweet, Trichonema tenellum (Samp.) Samp.

edule => edible

planifolia => having flat, horizontal leaves

ramiflora => flowers on older branches

ramiflorum => flowers on older branches

tenella => delicate, tender

tenellum => delicate, tender

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple, violet, white

External links

Check for Romulea ramiflora at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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