Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Babiana ambigua

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 Babiana ambigua   Babiana ambigua


Sandy flats and lower slopes


20m - 460m

Flowering time

Aug - Sept


Plants 5-8cm high. Stem underground. The corm tunics are netted. Leaves linear-lanceolate, pleated and hairy. Flowers blue to mauve with white to cream markings. Fragrant. Bracts, usually entirely green, inner bracts divided to the base. Babiana from: Dutch "baviaantjie" or its Cape corruption "babiaantjie" for small baboon: = baboons are partial to its corms.

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2017 / 3 / 27