Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Eriospermum schlechteri
Common name - Cottonseed
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Habitat Sandstone slopes in fynbos.
Flowering time February to April
Description Plants up to 25cm high. Tuber subglobose, flesh deep-pink, growing point several, apical. Leaf is dry at flowering, erect, elliptical, ribbed. Flowers in a lax raceme, on a wiry peduncle, star-shaped, bright yellow, pedicels wiry, up to 20mm long.
From Greek: erion, wool; sperma, seed: = seed covered with white hairs.
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