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Tritonia species pale pink

An unidentified species of Tritonia or a related genus.  No description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

First recorded in an Addendum to the 1843 catalogue and then in all subsequent editions [B.435/1843].  Bulbs were sent to William Macleay in October of that year.  [MP A2948-3].


Possibly Tritonia disticha ssp. rubrolucens (Fost.) M.P.deVos.  This plant has open funnel-shaped pink flowers in one-sided spikes on wiry stems.  It is the only pink-flowered species listed by Paxton’s and Johnson’s Dictionary but other species, such as Tritonia squalida, have pink flowered forms.

Published Nov 18, 2009 - 02:32 PM | Last updated Jul 25, 2010 - 03:09 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Probably South Africa but could be of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Tritonia sp. pale pink 

Confidence level low