Ixia cinnamomea Andrews


Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Ixia

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 44 in 1799. Thunberg, who saw it at the Cape, has described it under the name it here bears; but till the year 1792 we had no knowledge of it, when it was first introduced by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, Hammersmith, from the Cape of Good Hope...

Synonym of Hesperantha falcata (L.f.) Ker Gawl.

In Bot. Mag. 15: 566 in 1801, Ker Gawl. cites Ixia cinnamomea Andrews under Ixia falcata, along with Ixia falcata L.f. Then in 1804 in Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1(2): 224, he describes Hesperantha for the first time and transfers his Ixia falcata to Hesperantha falcata, citing [IxiaCint] Thunb. which is synonomous with Ixia cinnamomea L.f. for Hesperantha cinnamomea.


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