Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Sparaxis grandiflora


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 Sparaxis grandiflora   Sparaxis grandiflora
 Sparaxis grandiflora   Sparaxis grandiflora
 Sparaxis grandiflora   Sparaxis grandiflora
 Sparaxis grandiflora

Habitat

Damp clay flats and slopes.

Altitude

Flowering time

August to September

Description

Unbranched geophyte, bearing a few globose cormlets in the lowest joints of the stems after flowering. Leaves 6-10, outcurving, 4-13mm wide, shorter than the stem. Flowers 35-45mm long, long lasting, may be cream, red-purple, violet or yellow with a yellow, purple or black eye, with or without dark markings. Bracts with long, dark cusps. Four subspecies are recognized. From Greek: sparasso = 1 tear: lacerated bracts.

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2017 / 3 / 27