Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC. image
Photographer: Richard Bauer           

Botanical Illustration

Richard Bauer

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Iridaceae
Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC.
blackberry-lily, leopard-flower
Belamcanda: East Indian name for this species
chinensis: of or referring to China
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial, 12"-24" tall forb
Flower: orange spotted with red or purple, 6-parted, 1 1/2" wide, only one blooms each day; inflorescence in a widely-branching cluster of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruit:capsule opening to reveal a blackberry-like cluster of fleshy seeds
Leaf:narrow, sword-like
Habitat: disturbed areas, roadsides, thickets
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Gemmingia chinensis (L.) Kuntze

         
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