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Genus: Bobartia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae

Fifteen species, endemic to the Western and Eastern Cape, found mainly in montane rocky sandstone soils and particularly prevalent after fires.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Bobartia aphylla

 

Bobartia fasciculata

 

Bobartia filiformis

 

Bobartia gladiata

Bobartia gracilis

 

Bobartia indica

Bobartia lilacina

 

Bobartia longicyma

 

Bobartia macrocarpa

 

Bobartia macrospatha

 

Bobartia orientalis

 

Bobartia paniculata

 

Bobartia parva

 

Bobartia robusta

 

Bobartia rufa

 

The flowers are probably pollinated by pollen-collecting bees.

Publications

  • Goldblatt, P. & Rudall, P. 1992. Relationships of the southern African genus Bobartia (Iridaceae). South African Journal of Botany 58: 304309.
  • Strid, A. 1974. A taxonomic revision of Bobartia L. (Iridaceae). Opera Botanica 37: 1-45.

  

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