Taxon: Crocosmia crocosmiiflora (Lemoine) N. E. Br.

Genus: Crocosmia
Family: Iridaceae
  Subfamily: Ixioideae
      Tribe: Ixieae
Nomen number: 411735
Place of publication: Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 20:264. 1932
Comment: [= C. aurea × C. pottsii]
Name Verified on: 09-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14)
  • Weed: (in Australia fide J. R. Hosking, pers. comm. (via email on 14 June 2000))

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - South Australia, - Tasmania, - Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - North Carolina, - South Carolina
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, - Misiones, - Salta; Chile
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


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