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).

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