Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Moraea bituminosa
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Habitat Granitic and sandstone slopes and flats
Flowering time October to December
Description Plants 25-50cm high. Corm tunics of gnarled, woody to coarsely fibrous, brown layers. Stem branched, sticky. Leaves two to three, linear, channeled, trailing above. Flowers fairly large, yellow, rarely mauve, enclosed in fibrotic, acute spathes. Tepals unequal, the outer larger,20-30mm long, both inner and outer tepal limbs spreading.
bituminous = tarry; adhesive
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