African Plant Database

Moraea carsonii Baker
Information on the genus : Moraea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Moraea homblei De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-40 cm tall; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø; leaves 2-3, lower ± basal, upper cauline, 2-5 mm wide, usually falcate; spathes occasionally reddish, inner 2,5-5 cm long; flower blue with yellow nectar guides; outer tepals 1,8-3 cm long, inner 1,7-2,8 cm long.
Ecology : Variable. Near M. afro-orientalis, M. elliotii, M. natalensis.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.2 - 0.4 states: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • Ann. Kirstenbosch Bot. Gard. 14: 126-127 (1986).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 21920
Record n°21920
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