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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Crocoideae
Tribe: Croceae
Genus: Radinosiphon
N.E. Brown
Type species
Radinosiphon leptostachya
(Baker) N.E. Brown

Radinosiphon is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae first described as a genus in 1932. It is native to southern + southeastern Africa.[1]

The genus name is derived from the Greek words radinosus, meaning "slender", and siphon, meaning "tube".[2]

  1. Radinosiphon leptostachya (Baker) N.E.Br., Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 20: 263 (1932) - Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, northeastern South Africa
  2. Radinosiphon lomatensis (N.E.Br.) N.E.Br., Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 20: 263 (1932) - Mpumalanga Province in South Africa


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 91–93. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.