Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Diastella divaricata subsp. montana


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 Diastella divaricata subsp. montana   Diastella divaricata subsp. montana



Habitat

cool moist mountain slopes

Altitude

300 - 1200m

Flowering time

All year round

Description

The name diastella derives from the Greek word diastellein meaning to separate and referring to the soft silky-haired perianth segments which are free to the base.At the tips of the flowering branches the flowers are crowded into 10-12mm diameter 'powderpuff' heads.There are only seven members of this genus and all are endemic to the SW Cape. Only Orothamnus genus has a smaller distribution.

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2017 / 3 / 27