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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small group of cormous gladiolus-like plants of the family Iridaceæ, now merged with the genus Tritonia. The species best known in gardens (where they are treated after the manner of gladiolus) are Tritonia Pottsii and T. crocosmæflora, the latter a hybrid of T. Pottsii and Crocosmia aurea. The plants are South African. They produce a blaze of red or orange flowers in summer.


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