Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Witsenia maura


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 Witsenia maura   Witsenia maura
 Witsenia maura   Witsenia maura
 Witsenia maura   Witsenia maura
 Witsenia maura   Witsenia maura

Habitat

Marshy coastal flats and marshy mountain slopes.

Altitude

Flowering time

April to September

Description

Distribution: occasional on marshy coastal flats and mountain slopes, usually associated with Osmitopsis asteriscoides. Woody shrublet to 1.3m, with slender stems. Leaves sword-shaped and in tight fans Flowers paired and aggregated into racemes, tubular, the tepals remaining closed, the tube dark green to blackish, the tepals velvety and yellow above. Witsenia = after Nicholas Witsen, Dutch patron of botany in 18th century.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22