Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Pterygodium catholicum
Common name - Oumakappie, Cowled Friar
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Habitat In open short vegetation in sandy soils
Altitude 15 to 1600m
Flowering time September to December usually after fire
Description A slender plant up to 35cm tall with oblong-lanceolate leaves that encircle
the stem. Bracts elliptic-acute. The cream to sulphur yellow, hooded flowers turn reddish with age and they have an acrid scent. Lip deltate, flat.
Frequently forms dense colonies.
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