African Plant Database

Moraea natalensis Baker
Information on the genus : Moraea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Moraea parviflora N.E. Br.
=Moraea erici-rosenii R.E. Fr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-45 cm tall, usually branched; corm to 1,5 cm Ø; leaf inserted shortly below the inflorescence, to 20 cm long or reduced; bract leaves if present seldom exceeding 2,5 cm long; flowers blue mauve with yellow nectar guides; outer tepals 1,4-2 cm long, inner ones 0,9-1,5 cm long, all spreading.
Ecology : Moist situations: vleis, dambos, seasonal pools; exposed sites along rocky streambanks, seeps on rock outcrops; open grassland; c. 900 m (Zambia). – On rich Cu/Co soil fide Geerinck, Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belg. 103: 147, 1970.
  One of the most widespread species in the genus.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.15 - 0.45 m. Alt: 900 - 1525 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ann. Kirstenbosch Bot. Gard. 14: 130-131 (1986).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 21978
Record n°21978
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