Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC.
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Belamcanda chinensis, plant

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Pleosporaceae  Alternaria @ BPI (1)

Macrosporium caudatum @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia belamcandae @ BPI (10)

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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Asparagales  
 Family Iridaceae  
 Genus Iris  
  Iris domestica    (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb. 
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Synonyms: Belamcanda chinensis Belamcanda chinensis curtata Belamcanda chinensis flava Belamcanda chinensis taiwanensis Belamcanda chinensis vulgaris Belamcanda flabellata Belamcanda pampaninii Belamcanda punctata Bermudiana guttata Epidendrum domesticum Ferraria crocea details
Citation: Novon 15: 129 (2005).
Name Code: 428867
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Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC.
blackberry lily

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Symbol: BECH
Group: Monocot
Family: Iridaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
GECH2 Gemmingia chinensis (L.) Kuntze
IRDO2 Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb. Blackberry-Lily


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Iridaceae – Iris family
Genus Belamcanda Adans. – belamcanda
Species Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC. – blackberry lily

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1. Belamcanda chinensis (Linnaeus) de Candolle in P. J. Redouté, Liliac. 3(21): plate 121. 1805.

Ixia chinensis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 36. 1753; Gemmingia chinensis (Linnaeus) Kuntze

Plants 0.6—1 m. Rhizomes just below ground level, horizontal, flesh usually orange. Stems usually 3—5-branched. Leaves 8—14 per stem; blade narrowly lanceolate, 1/2 to ± equaling stem, 10—20 mm wide, glaucous. Rhipidia usually 3—6-flowered; spathes ± equal, 10—20 mm. Tepals ascending proximally, ± spreading distally, light orange to reddish (rarely yellow), with large, irregularly scattered spots of darker pigment, lanceolate, 16—35 mm; filaments (6—)10—12 mm; anthers 6—8 mm; ovary narrowly ovoid-3-angled, (4—)6—8 mm; style 3-angled proximally, thickened in distal 1/2, dividing opposite anther apices, branches ca. 2 mm. Capsules ovoid, 18—26 mm, apex truncate. Seeds persisting on placentas after capsule dehiscence, black, ca. 4 mm diam., shiny.

Flowering Jun--Aug. Grassland, pastures, woodland clearings, disturbed limestone glades, rocky outcrops; introduced; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mich., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Va., W.Va.; w Asia.

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Belamcanda chinensis
Belamcanda chinensis
Blackberry Lily
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