Sparaxis

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sparaxis

(spəˈræksɪs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the cormous S African genus Sparaxis, esp S. grandiflora and S. tricolor, grown for their dainty spikes of star-shaped purple, red, or orange flowers: family Iridaceae
[New Latin, from Greek sparassein to tear (from the appearance of the spathes)]
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Noun1.Sparaxis - deciduous perennial herbs of South Africa
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
Sparaxis tricolor, wandflower - a showy often-cultivated plant with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers
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