African Plant Database


Moraea brevifolia Goldblatt
Family : IRIDACEAE
Protologue : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 64(2): 285 (1977)
Information on the genus : Moraea
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-50 cm tall; corm 1-1,5 cm Ø; leaf 1, inserted shortly above the ground, reaching to about middle of stem, 2-6 mm wide; sheathing leaves 1-2, 6-9 cm long; stem erect, simple; inner spathe 7,5-12 cm long, outer one 2/3 as long; flowers pale yellow with deeper yellow nectar guides on outer tepals; outer tepals 5-7 cm long, inner 4-5 cm long; capsule unknown.
Ecology : Marshy places.
  Near M. clavata; confused with M. tanzanica.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 23
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 22176
 
Record n°22176
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