Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Baeometra uniflora


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 Baeometra uniflora   Baeometra uniflora
 Baeometra uniflora   Baeometra uniflora


Habitat

Mainly rocky sandstone and lower granite slopes

Altitude

Flowering time

August - October

Description

Plants to 25cm high with a small corm. Leaves 5-8, lanceolate. Flowers 1-5, tepals ascending, orange/yellow with reddish reverse and black claw. The relatively large, orange flowers with dark centres are adapted to pollination by flower-visiting monkey beetles. Baeometra = from Greek: baios = small; metra = pouch or womb;

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2017 / 3 / 29