Geissorhiza

Geissorhiza is a large genus (103 spp.) of small to medium corm bearing plants in the Iridaceae family found in the winter rainfall region of the south and west coasts of southern Africa. Many of them make very handsome container plants and benefit from extra water during growth. Geissorhiza is quite similar to Hesperantha and superficially very difficult to tell apart although Geissorhiza blooms during the day and many Hesperantha species open late in the day. Most species of Geissorhiza have a style that divides above the anthers and in Hesperantha the style divides at the mouth of the tube. The genus Engysiphon was relegated to a section in Geissorhiza in 1985. Most of the flowers in this section have long tubes unlike the flowers in most of the other species. More information can be learned from Peter Goldblatt's monograph, 1985 and Manning, Goldblatt, Snijman, 2002.

Information on the species can be found on the wiki pages below or by clicking on the name of the species in the table.


Geissorhiza species a-g - Geissorhiza species h-l - Geissorhiza species m-z


Geissorhiza species
Geissorhiza aspera, Hermanus, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza aspera
Geissorhiza bolusii, Bainskloof, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza bolusii
Geissorhiza bonaspei, Chris Vynbos, iNaturalist, CC BY-SA [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza bonaspei
Geissorhiza bracteata,  Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza bracteata
Geissorhiza brehmii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza brehmii
Geissorhiza brevituba, Riaan van der Walt, iNaturalist, CC BY-NC [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza brevituba
Geissorhiza confusa, Jana Ulmer [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza confusa
Geissorhiza corrugata, Rod Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza corrugata
Geissorhiza darlingensis, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza darlingensis
Geissorhiza delicatula, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza delicatula
Geissorhiza divaricata, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza divaricata
Geissorhiza elsiae,  Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza elsiae
Geissorhiza eurystigma, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza eurystigma
Geissorhiza exscapa, Roy Herold [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza exscapa
Geissorhiza foliosa, Tradouws Pass, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza foliosa
Geissorhiza fourcadei, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza fourcadei
Geissorhiza geminata, Sheila Burrow [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza geminata
Geissorhiza grandiflora, Bainskloof, Rachel Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza grandiflora
Geissorhiza geminata, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza hesperanthoides
Geissorhiza heterostyla, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza heterostyla
Geissorhiza hispidula, Christopher Whitehouse [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza hispidula
Geissorhiza imbricata, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza imbricata
Geissorhiza inaequalis, Nieuwoudtville, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza inaequalis
Geissorhiza inconspicua, Tradouws Pass, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza inconspicua
Geissorhiza inflexa, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza inflexa
Geissorhiza juncea, Table Mountain, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza juncea
Geissorhiza karooica, Gordon Summerfield [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza karooica
Geissorhiza leopoldtii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza leopoldtii
Geissorhiza longifolia, Nick Helme, iNaturalist, CC BY-SA [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza longifolia
Geissorhiza louisabolusiae, Kouebokkeveld Mountains, Rachel Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza louisabolusiae
Geissorhiza mathewsii, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza mathewsii
Geissorhiza monanthos, Sheila Burrow [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza monanthos
Geissorhiza nana, Napier, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza nana
Geissorhiza nigromontana, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza nigromontana
Geissorhiza ornithogaloides, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza ornithogaloides
Geissorhiza ovata, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza ovata
Geissorhiza pseudinaequalis, Rod Saunders [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza pseudinaequalis
Geissorhiza purpureolutea, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza purpureolutea
Geissorhiza radians, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza radians
Geissorhiza roseoalba, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza roseoalba
Geissorhiza schinzii, Boskloof, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza schinzii
Geissorhiza splendidissima, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza splendidissima
Geissorhiza sp., Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza spp.
Geissorhiza sulphurascens, iNaturalist, Vera Frith, CC BY-NC [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza sulphurascens
Geissorhiza tenella, Christopher Whitehouse [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza tenella
Geissorhiza tulbaghensis, Sheila Burrow [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Geissorhiza tulbaghensis

Geissorhiza species a-g - Geissorhiza species h-l - Geissorhiza species m-z


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