Tritonia deusta (Ait.) Ker-Gawl. subsp. miniata (Jacq.) De Vos

See Tritonia deusta (Ait.) Ker-Gawl. for a description of the species.  Miniata has bright red or scarlet flowers, the outer lobes without the dark blotch or stripe, the lower lobes often with a yellow blotch, sometimes edged with red, or with a dark spot on the mid-line.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘[Tritonia miniata is] the most robust and tall of its family yet known to us’.  [BM t.609/1802].  Introduced to Britain in 1795.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.431/1843].


Published Nov 18, 2009 - 11:42 AM | Last updated Jul 25, 2010 - 03:10 PM

Figured are lance-shaped leaves and bright orange flowers with a darker basal spot.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.609, 1802.

Tritonia deusta (Ait.) Ker-Gawl. ssp. miniata (Jacq.) De Vos | BM t.609/1802 | BHL

More details about Tritonia deusta (Ait.) Ker-Gawl. subsp. miniata (Jacq.) De Vos
Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

South Africa, Cape district

  • Tritonia miniata (Jacq.) Ker-Gawl.
  • Ixia miniata Jacq. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Tritonia miniata 

Confidence level high