Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Witsenia maura
Common name - Bokmakierie, Waaiertjie
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Habitat Marshy coastal flats and marshy mountain slopes.
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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