Zygotritonia is a genus in the Iridaceae family of 4 species found in sub-Saharan tropical Africa from Senegal through southwestern Tanzania and Malawi. It is in the Watsonieae tribe. Species are seasonal geophytes growing from globose corms with fibrous netted tunics. The few leaves are lanceolate to linear, prominently nerved to somewhat plicate. The inflorescence is a spirally arranged spike. Flowers are yellow, orange or white, zygomorphic (bilaterally symmetrical) with unequal tepals and a short tube. The upper tepal is larger, held apart and hooded.

Zygotritonia nyassana is found from W. Tanzania to Zambia.

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