Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Ferraria crispa


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 Ferraria crispa   Ferraria crispa
 Ferraria crispa   Ferraria crispa
 Ferraria crispa   Ferraria crispa
 Ferraria crispa   Ferraria crispa

Habitat

Mainly coastal, sandstone and loamy places

Altitude

Flowering time

July to October

Description

Plants 20-80cm high. Cormous geophyte. Ferraria is characterized by tough, long-lived corms lacking visible tunics and accumulating from year to year in a chain. Leaves 8-12mm wide, slightly fleshy, overlapping, partly concealing the branched, straight or slightly twisted stem. Flowers dull-coloured and speckled, about 35mm across, with crinkled tepal margins. Flowers last for only one day and are carrion scented. From : Giovani B. Ferrari, d. 1653, Italian Jesuit and botanical writer. crispa = undulating, crinkled

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2017 / 3 / 29