Cyanixia socotrana

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Cyanixia socotrana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Tribe: Ixieae
Genus: Cyanixia
Goldblatt & J.C. Manning
Type species
Cyanixia socotrana
(J.D. Hooker) Goldblatt & J.C. Manning

Cyanixia socotrana (syn.: Babiana socotrana) is a perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plant species in the Iridaceae family endemic to Socotra. The genus name is derived from the Greek words Ixia, referring to the radially symmetrical flowers in the genus of that name, as well as cyanos, meaning "blue".[1] It was known until 2003 as Babiana socotrana.


  1. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 118–120. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.