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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Crocoideae
Tribe: Croceae
Genus: Afrocrocus
J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Type species
Afrocrocus unifolius
J.C. Manning & Goldblatt

Afrocrocus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae. This is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Afrocrocus unifolius. The genus name alludes to the African distribution and its resemblance to the genus Crocus.[1]


  1. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 160–62. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.