Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Kniphofia uvaria


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 Kniphofia uvaria   Kniphofia uvaria



Habitat

Seeps, marshes and streams on sandstone slopes.

Altitude

Flowering time

Mostly October to December. Flowers abundantly after fires.

Description

Plants 50-120cm high, in small clumps. Leaves are strap-shaped, keeled, margins smooth or sparsely serrate. Flowers are in oblong to globose racemes on pedicels 2-5mm long, orange to greenish-yellow. Bracts ovate. A genus closely related to the Aloe, differing in its long, narrow non-fleshy leaves. After: Johan Kniphof, d.1763, German professor of Botany.

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2017 / 3 / 26