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Genus Aristea

Aristea (Aiton, in Hort. Kew. 1: 67 (1789)).

ARISTEA (name refers to the stiff leaf-points). Iridaceae. Mostly blue-flowered spring- or summer-blooming greenhouse herbs or sub-shrubs, and grown in the open far south. Leaves distichous in basal rosettes, those on the stems alternate: flowers clustered in spikes, not lasting; the perianth with a short tube and oblong, spreading, nearly equal segms. that twist up spirally after flowering; stamens short-stalked, borne on the throat of perianth-tube: fr. an oblong or cylindrical 3-valved caps. About 30 species in Afr. Of easy cult. Prop, by seeds and division. Not showy. --Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, 1917

56 Accepted species:

  • Aristea abyssinica Pax, Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 173 (1892).
  • Aristea africana (L.) Hoffmanns., Verz. Pfl.-Kult.: 40 (1824).
  • Aristea alata Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 21: 405 (1885).
  • Aristea anceps Eckl. ex Klatt, Linnaea 34: 550 (1866).
  • Aristea angolensis Baker, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1: 270 (1878)
    • Aristea angolensis subsp. acutivalvis Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 20 (1940).
    • Aristea angolensis subsp. angolensis.
    • Aristea angolensis subsp. majubensis (Baker) Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 21 (1940).
    • Aristea angolensis subsp. pulchella Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 22 (1940).
  • Aristea angustifolia Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 269 (1883).
  • Aristea bakeri Klatt in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 169 (1894).
  • Aristea biflora Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 54 (1940)
  • Aristea cantharophila Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Novon 7: 138 (1997).
  • Aristea capitata (L.) Ker Gawl., Bot. Mag. 17: t. 605 (1802).
  • Aristea cistiflora J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, Bothalia 35: 5 (2005).
  • Aristea cladocarpa Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 268 (1883).
  • Aristea compressa Buchinger ex Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 16: 111 (1877).
  • Aristea cuspidata Schinz, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 25 (1906).
  • Aristea dichotoma (Thunb.) Ker Gawl., Irid. Gen.: 13 (1827).
  • Aristea djalonis Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1939: 246 (1939).
  • Aristea ecklonii Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 16: 112 (1877).
  • Aristea elliptica Goldblatt & A.P.Dold, Bothalia 35: 3 (2005).
  • Aristea ensifolia J.Muir, Ann. Bolus Herb. 3: 139 (1922).
  • Aristea fimbriata Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Novon 7: 361 (1997 publ. 1998).
  • Aristea flexicaulis Baker, Handb. Irid.: 143 (1892)
  • Aristea galpinii N.E.Br. ex Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 26 (1940).
  • Aristea gerrardii Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 17 (1940).
  • Aristea glauca Klatt, Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 15: 381 (1882).
  • Aristea goetzei Harms, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 364 (1900).
  • Aristea grandis Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 30 (1940).
  • Aristea humbertii H.Perrier, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 8: 130 (1939).
  • Aristea inaequalis Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Novon 7: 357 (1997 publ. 1998).
  • Aristea juncifolia Eckl. ex Baker, J. Bot. 14: 267 (1876).
  • Aristea kitchingii Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 269 (1883).
  • Aristea latifolia G.J.Lewis, Ann. S. African Mus. 40: 9 (1952).
  • Aristea lugens (L.f.) Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., 2 36(1): 56 (1940).
  • Aristea madagascariensis Baker, J. Bot. 14: 267 (1876).
  • Aristea montana Baker in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 6: 49 (1896).
  • Aristea monticola Goldblatt, J. S. African Bot. 37: 234 (1971).
  • Aristea nana Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Bothalia 35: 1 (2005).
  • Aristea nigrescens J.C.Manning & Goldblatt, Bothalia 37: 189 (2007).
  • Aristea nyikensis Baker, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 281 (1897).
  • Aristea oligocephala Baker, Handb. Irid.: 144 (1892).
  • Aristea palustris Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 96 (1899).
  • Aristea pauciflora Wolley-Dod, J. Bot. 38: 171 (1900).
  • Aristea platycaulis Baker, Gard. Chron. 1887(1): 732 (1887).
  • Aristea polycephala Harms, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 365 (1900).
  • Aristea pusilla (Thunb.) Ker Gawl., Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1: 236 (1804).
  • Aristea racemosa Baker, J. Bot. 14: 267 (1876).
    • Aristea racemosa var. inflata Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 80 (1940).
    • Aristea racemosa var. racemosa.
  • Aristea ranomafana Goldblatt,Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 17: 160 (1995).
  • Aristea recisa Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 101 (1940).
  • Aristea rigidifolia G.J.Lewis, Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 81 (1940).
  • Aristea rupicola Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Novon 7: 360 (1997 publ. 1998).
  • Aristea schizolaena Harv. ex Baker, J. Bot. 14: 267 (1876).
  • Aristea simplex Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 64 (1940).
  • Aristea singularis Weim., Acta Univ. Lund., n.s., 36(1): 12 (1940).
  • Aristea spiralis (L.f.) Ker Gawl., Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1: 236 (1804).
  • Aristea teretifolia Goldblatt & J.C.Manning, Novon 7: 141 (1997).
  • Aristea torulosa Klatt, Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 15: 382 (1882).
  • Aristea zeyheri Baker, Handb. Irid.: 143 (1892).

Aristea abyssinica Aristea africana Aristea alata Aristea anceps Aristea angolensis Aristea angustifolia Aristea bakeri Aristea biflora Aristea cantharophila Aristea capitata Aristea cistiflora Aristea cladocarpa Aristea compressa Aristea cuspidata Aristea dichotoma Aristea djalonis Aristea ecklonii Aristea elliptica Aristea ensifolia Aristea fimbriata Aristea flexicaulis Aristea galpinii Aristea gerrardii Aristea glauca Aristea goetzei Aristea grandis Aristea humbertii Aristea inaequalis Aristea juncifolia Aristea kitchingii Aristea latifolia Aristea lugens Aristea madagascariensis Aristea montana Aristea monticola Aristea nana Aristea nigrescens Aristea nyikensis Aristea oligocephala Aristea palustris Aristea pauciflora Aristea platycaulis Aristea polycephala Aristea pusilla Aristea racemosa Aristea ranomafana Aristea recisa Aristea rigidifolia Aristea rupicola Aristea schizolaena Aristea simplex Aristea singularis Aristea spiralis Aristea teretifolia Aristea torulosa Aristea zeyheri

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Topic revision: r22 - 05 Nov 2023, RobertBobPries
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