Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Eriospermum dielsianum
Common name - Cottonseed
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Habitat Coastal fynbos in damp, peaty soil
Flowering time January to April
Description Plants up to 25cm high, sometimes clumped. Tuber simple or multiple, pear-shaped to subglobose, with a lateral growing point. Leaf is dry at flowering, erect, lanceolate to heart-shaped, petiole and blade usually hairy. Flowers are in a cylindrical raceme, cup- or star-shaped, white, pedicels up to 20mm long. Flowers borne on a slender peduncle.
From Greek: erion, wool; sperma, seed: = seed covered with white hairs.
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