Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Geissorhiza ovata
Common name - Pienk Satynblom, Porcelain Satin Flower
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Habitat Sandstone slopes and flats
Flowering time August to October, especially after fire.
Description Plants 6-15cm high. Corm ovoid with woody, concentric tunics. Sparsely branched or unbranched flowering stems up to 15cm tall. Leaves lanceolate to ovate, prostrate. Flowers 2-4 per spike, pink or white with a pink reverse, and sometimes reddish at the tepal bases. Perianth tube up to 27mm long, tepals spreading, 7-13mm long. Bracts firm, green and often flushed with red.
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