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Babiana

Babiana scabrifolia

Babiana is an African genus of family Iridaceae (Iris family) with some 90 spp. Some are cultivated, don’t know about this one though. Thought it is a nice specimen, with the drawing. The corms of these plants are edible, and were eaten by “settlers, baboons & porcupines”. says Mabberley (citing Goldblatt). By the way, the seeds are black, not brown as in most other Iridaceae…

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