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Geissorhiza radians
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Tribe: Ixieae
Genus: Geissorhiza
Type species
Geissorhiza obtusata
Ker Gawl.

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Anomaza Laws. ex Salisb.
Engysiphon G.J.Lewis
Rochea Salisb.
Sphaerospora Klatt
Weihea Eckl.

Geissorhiza is a genus of about 80 species of deciduous perennial flowering plants in the iris family first described as a genus in 1803. The entire genus is endemic to Cape Province of western South Africa. The genus name is derived from the Greek words geisson, meaning "tile", and rhizon, meaning "root".[2]

Here are some of them:


  1. ^ World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  2. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 169–72. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.