African Plant Database

Moraea elliotii Baker
Information on the genus : Moraea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Moraea macra Schltr.
=Moraea stewartae N.E. Br.
=Moraea violacea Baker
=Moraea juncifolia N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 55 cm tall, usually branched (1-8 branches crowded apically); corm 1,5-2 cm Ø; leaf 1, terete, inserted near the base or the lower third of the stem; inner spathes 4-6 cm long; flowers blue violet with orange yellow nectar guides.
Ecology : Moist grassland; rocky sites; seeps, marshes.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.12 - 0.55 m. Alt: 5 - 2425 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Kirstenbosch Bot. Gard. 14: 127-128 (1986).
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carte afrique num 21929
Record n°21929
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