Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt, 1882
Calvinia; Western South
This member of the Iridaceae
was given this name by Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt in 1882. It is found in
Calvinia in western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun for the leaves to curl. The caudex can grow to
one centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to five centimetres in height. The flowers are bright yellow.
The genera name fro
Latin Geisso; 'like a cornice' and rhiza; 'root'.
The species name from Latin corrugate; 'to form or shape into
wrinkles or folds or into alternating ridges and grooves'.