African Plant Database

Moraea bella Harms
Information on the genus : Moraea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb solitary, 30-70-100 cm tall, very rarely branched; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø; leaf 1, inserted at ground level, 2,5-6 mm Ø, exceeding inflorescence; flowers pale yellow, with a darker nectar guide and often conspicuously veined and spotted; outer tepals 4,5-6,5 cm long; anthers 8-10 mm long.
Ecology : Seasonally or permanently waterlogged habitats: marshes, vleis, streambanks, dambos; flowering towards the end of wet season and in dry season (Feb.-March to July). Occasionally in damp, poorly drained grassland which retains moisture well after the rains are over; 1450-2100 m alt.
  Near M. verdickii.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 20
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°22175
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