Littonia is a small genus in the Colchicaceae family of about 6 or 7 species from Arabia, tropical Africa and South Africa. Recent taxonomic changes by Vinnersten & Manning (2007) provided clear evidence that Littonia is very closely related to Gloriosa and thus has been sunk into Gloriosa. Horticulturally, these two genera have very similar requirements from germination to growth habit and dormancy.

Littonia modesta see Gloriosa modesta

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