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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Crocoideae
Tribe: Watsonieae
Genus: Pillansia
L. Bolus
Binomial name
Pillansia templemannii
(Baker) L. Bolus
  • Tritonia templemannii Baker
  • Wredowia pulchra Eckl. name published without description
  • Aristea wredowia Steud. name published without description

Pillansia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1914. It contains only one known species, Pillansia templemannii, endemic to Cape Province in South Africa.[1][2][3]

The genus name is a tribute to the South African botanist Neville Stuart Pillans, who brought the species to the attention of Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus.[4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Innes, C. (1985). The World of Iridaceae: 1-407. Holly Gare International Ltd., Ashington.
  3. ^ Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  4. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 127–30. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.