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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Crocoideae
Tribe: Croceae
Genus: Syringodea
Type species
Syringodea pulchella

Afrocrocus J.C.Manning & Goldblatt

Syringodea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1873. The entire genus is endemic to South Africa.[1][2]

The genus name is derived from the Greek word syrinx, meaning "pipe", and alludes to the long perianth tube.[3]

  1. Syringodea bifucata Vos - Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng
  2. Syringodea concolor (Baker) Vos - Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape
  3. Syringodea derustensis Vos - Western Cape
  4. Syringodea flanaganii Baker - Eastern Cape
  5. Syringodea longituba (Klatt) Kuntze - Western Cape
  6. Syringodea pulchella Hook.f. - Eastern Cape
  7. Syringodea saxatilis Vos - Western Cape
  8. Syringodea unifolia Goldblatt - Northern Cape, Western Cape


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Vos de, M.P. (1983). Flora of Southern Africa 7(2; 2): i-ix, 1-76. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  3. ^ Manning, John; Goldblatt, Peter (2008). The Iris Family: Natural History & Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 91–93. ISBN 0-88192-897-6.