Tritonia

Tritonia is a cormous genus in the Iridaceae family from southern Africa. Most of them are in the winter rainfall regions or areas with some rain year round, but there are summer rainfall species too. They occur in a variety of habitats: grassland in summer rainfall areas, renosterveld, karroid scrub, and fynbos in winter rainfall areas. There are 28 species. Tritonia is in the Croceae tribe and is very similar to Crocosmia and Ixia. Experience from one Northern California gardener who has very wet winters is that many of the species she grows are unhappy with these conditions and when they bloom late spring or early summer the leaves are unattractive and the flowers can be ruined by late rains. They might be happier in dryer climates and/or grown with more protection from the rain. Still in years when the weather suits them they are very attractive and can be grown in the ground. The leaves need to be cut off a ground level after they die back. See de Vos and Goldblatt, 1999 and Manning, Goldblatt, and Snijman, 2002 for more information.


Species can be accessed by consulting the three Tritonia pages listed below where they are arranged alphabetically or by clicking on the species by name in the table.


Tritonia species
Tritonia bakeri ssp. bakeri, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia bakeri
Tritonia chrysantha, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia chrysantha
Tritonia undulata, David Retief [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Tritonia crispa
Tritonia crocata, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia crocata
Tritonia deusta, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia deusta
Tritonia disticha, Gaika's Kop, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia disticha
Tritonia drakensbergensis, Woodcliffe, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia drakensbergensis
Tritonia dubia, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia dubia
Tritonia flabellifolia, Montagu, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia flabellifolia
Tritonia florentiae, Alan Horstmann [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia florentiae
Tritonia gladiolaris, Waainek, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia gladiolaris
Tritonia hybrid, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia hybrids
Tritonia karooica, Middelpos, Bob Rutemoeller [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia karooica
Tritonia laxifolia, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia laxifolia
Tritonia gladiolaris, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
*Tritonia lineata
Tritonia pallida, Rogan Roth [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia pallida
Tritonia parvula, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia parvula
Tritonia securigera, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia securigera
Tritonia squalida, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia squalida
Tritonia undulata, Tulbagh, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Tritonia undulata
* = synonym

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