Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Moraea angusta
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Habitat Rocky sandstone flats and slopes
Flowering time August to November
Description Plants 20-40cm high. Corm tunics of soft, brown, more or less fibrous layers. Stem unbranched, the nodes sticky. Leaf single, terete (circular in cross section), rigid. Flowers yellow to brownish, sometimes flushed with mauve, enclosed in leathery, truncate (hollow) spathes. Tepals unequal, outer 30-50mm long, laxly spreading, inner tepals often erect.
From: Linnaeus married Sara Moraea. angusta = narrow, slender.
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