Antholyza aethiopica L.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Antholyza


Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10 2: 863 in 1759.

Basionym of Chasmanthe aethiopica (L.) N.E.Br.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 3: 210 in 1802: It has been thought by some, that the Antholyza we have figured in the Botanist's Repository, Plate XXXI, was the A. Aethiopica of Linnaeus, &c.; but, we have given it as a broad-leaved variety of the A. ringens of that author, as we have a drawing of the Narrow-leaved Var: taken from a living plant, to which, as well as to our present figure, it much affines; and, we are led to think, natural order would not be much violated, if we had treated them all as varieties of one species.

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