Goldblatt & J.C. Manning
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Cyanixia is a genus of plants in the Iridaceae, first described in 2003. It contains only one known species, Cyanixia socotrana, a perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plant species endemic to the Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, part of the Republic of Yemen.
The genus name is derived from Greek words Ixia, referring to the radially symmetrical flowers in the genus of that name, as well as cyanos, meaning "blue". The species was for many years considered a member of the South African genus Babiana but recognized as a distinct genus in 2003.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- Goldblatt, J. C. Manning, J. Davies, V. Savolainen and S. Rezai (2003). Cyanixia, a new genus for the Socotran endemic Babiana socotrana (Iridaceae–Crocoideae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 60, pp 517-532
- Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 118–120. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.
- Miller, A. 2004. Babiana socotrana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.
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