African Plant Database

Moraea macrantha Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 340 (1898)
Information on the genus : Moraea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Moraea ventricosa var. macrantha (Baker) Geerinck (2001)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Moraea arnoldiana De Wild. (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb solitary, unbranched, 50-70 cm tall; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø with pale reticulate fibers; leaf 1, basal, linear, to 7 mm wide; bract leaves 4-5, usually overlapping (or not); flowers blue to violet with pale yellow nectar guides; outer tepals 5,5-8 cm long.
Ecology : Woodland; grassland; generally > 1800 m alt. (1400-1800 m Zaire).
  Near M. verdickii, M. textilis.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 94
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Record n°22097 modified 2009-12-04
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