African Plant Database


Tritonia moggii Oberm.
Family : IRIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Tritonia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-50 cm tall; corm 1-1,5 cm Ø, sometimes with small cormlets on stolons; tunics of fine fibres; leaves 6-9, mostly basal, 15-50x0,4-1,1 cm, just exceeding the spike; stem erect, simple or 1-3-branched; spike lax, subsecund, usually 8-10-flowered; flowers zygomorphic, orange or salmon-pink, lower 3 tepals with a yellow basal mark outlined in red, the lowermost of all with a small median callus; tube 1,6-4 cm long (usually 2,5-3,5).
Ecology : Low-lying sandy coastal plains.
  Short-tubed forms have perhaps genes of T. laxifolia (introgression).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
 
Map
carte afrique num 20845
 
Record n°20845
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