Calflora
Taxon  Report   1951    
Chasmanthe floribunda  (Salisb.) N. E. Br.
African cornflag,  Chasmanthe
Chasmanthe floribunda
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chasmanthe floribunda
© 2018 Abbot Chambers
Chasmanthe floribunda
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Chasmanthe floribunda, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Chasmanthe floribunda
© 2018 Abbot Chambers
Family: IRIDACEAE  
Genus: Chasmanthe
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chasmanthe aethiopica
More information about  Chasmanthe floribunda
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHFL9)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 12, 2018).

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