Klattia

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Klattia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Nivenioideae
Genus: Klattia
Baker
Type species
Klattia partita
Ker Gawler ex Baker

Klattia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae first described as a genus in 1877. The entire genus is endemic to Cape Province in South Africa.[1] The genus name is a tribute to the German botanist Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt, who significantly advanced the body of knowledge of the Iridaceae family in the 19th century.[2]

Species[1]
  1. Klattia flava (G.J.Lewis) Goldblatt - Grabouw
  2. Klattia partita Baker - southwestern Cape Province
  3. Klattia stokoei L.Guthrie - Kogelberg Mountains

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 108–110. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.