Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Lapeirousia anceps
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Habitat Deep sand or stony slopes in fynbos
Flowering time September to November
Description Plants 10-30cm high. Corm tunics brown, with thickened, crenate margins. Leaves linear, 4-10mm wide, ribbed. Flowers in short spikes on a branched stem, cream to pink with red markings on lower tepals. Perianth tube cylindrical and slender, 40-80mm long, tepals 10-12mm long.
From: Jean de la Peyrouse, d. 1788, French navigator, explorer and naturalist.
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