Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Geissorhiza schinzii
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Habitat Stony sandstone slopes
Flowering time August to October especially after fire.
Description Plants 10-20cm high. Corm ovoid with woody, concentric tunics. Leaves linear, sticky, margins and midrib thickened, forming two narrow grooves on each surface, 4-6mm wide. Flowers in 1-4 flowered spike, pink with darker veins, perianth tube 24-32mm long, tepals spreading, 35-40mm long. Bracts green and sticky.
From Greek: geisson, tile; rhiza, root; = regular overlapping of the corm tunics in some species
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