Aristea minor Hort.

I can find no record of Aristea minor in the botanical literature.  It is probably a form of Aristea capitata (L.) Ker-Gawl. which see, possibly a smaller form.  The only reference to this name I can find is in a list of plants suitable for landscaping, included in a Zambian web site but with no further information.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

The only record in the Macarthur papers is a handwritten note in an 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library, Sydney.  [MP A2947A].  This plant was certainly grown in the gardens.


Published Feb 15, 2009 - 04:22 PM | Last updated Jul 23, 2010 - 11:42 AM

More details about Aristea minor Hort.
Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Probably South Africa

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Aristea minor 

Confidence level low