Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Lapeirousia corymbosa


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 Lapeirousia corymbosa   Lapeirousia corymbosa
 Lapeirousia corymbosa   Lapeirousia corymbosa
 Lapeirousia corymbosa

Habitat

Sandy and granitic slopes

Altitude

Flowering time

Mainly September to November

Description

Plants 5-15cm high. Corm with blackish, rough tunics. Single basal leaf much longer than the stem, and few smaller leaves on the stem, often undulate or crisped. Flowers pale to deep-blue with a white star, sometimes cream or white, in dense flat-topped panicle. Perianth tube funnel-shaped, 4-7mm long. Tepals subequal, 7-10mm long. From: Jean de la Peyrouse, d. 1788, French navigator, explorer and naturalist. corymbosa = with clustered flowers

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2017 / 3 / 22