Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Moraea ochroleuca
Synonym (old name) - Homeria ochroleuca
Common name - Apricot Tulp, Aas-uintjie
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Habitat Rocky sandstone slopes
Flowering time August to November
Description Plants 35-75cm high. Corm tunics of wiry, black fibres. Leaf single, rarely two leaves, linear, channeled, trailing above. Flowers yellow to orange or bicoloured, enclosed in green attenuate spathes, fetid smelling.
Moraea = after Sara Moraea, wife of Linnaeus.
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