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Isophysis tasmanica

Botanical Name: Isophysis tasmanica (added by D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Irid, Isophysidoideae (D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Common Names:

Hewardia (D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Chromosome Count:


General Description:

Has grass-like foliage with brownish-red flowers with reflexed petals. (D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Isophysis may be readily distinguished from the remainder of the Iridaceae on the basis of its superior, unilocular ovary. (D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Preferred Habitat:




Native Range:

Tasmania (D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Widespread -endemic Tasmania (Ranger, 01-MAR-06)

Status in the Wild:

Uncommon (Ranger, 01-MAR-06)

Commercial Availability:

Wildseedtasmania.com.au may have seed. (Ranger, 01-MAR-06)

Sources Cited:

Information entered on 21-JAN-04 comes from various internet sites (web research via Google). (D. Kramb, 21-JAN-04)

Additional Comments:

A rare plant worthy of greater availability. (Ranger, 01-MAR-06)

Where to buy it:

Sorry, but no sources of Isophysis tasmanica have been uploaded yet.

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