Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Pterygodium acutifolium
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Habitat In swamps, on rock flushes and in seepages
Altitude 50 to 1500m
Flowering time September to December usually after fire
Description Plants slender up to 35cm tall. Leaves 3-4 spaced up the stem, oblong to linear up to 18cm long. Bracts ovate-acute. Inflorescence slender, sepals lime-green, petals and lip rich yellow. Lip deltate (triangular), acute.
Superficially similar to P. catholicum but is found in wetter habitats. The flower colour of P. acutifolium is usually a richer butter-yellow and older flowers do not turn red as in P. catholicum.
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