African Plant Database

Moraea textilis (Welw.) Baker
Notes : [sensu Geerinck 1970, p. p. = Moraea bella, M. upembana, M. ventricosa, M. verdickii]
Information on the genus : Moraea
Basionym : Iridopsis textilis Welw.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Iridopsis textilis Welw.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Moraea mechowii Pax
=Moraea revoluta C. H. Wright
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-120 cm tall, unbranched; corm c. 2 cm Ø, tunics of wiry, dark fibers; leaf 1, linear, 6-8 mm wide; bract leaves 3-7; flowers blue purple or yellow, usually streaked with purple; outer tepals 4,5-6,5 cm long; inner ones 4,8-6,5 long; anthers 1-1,5 cm long.
Ecology : Grassland; rocky sites; damp hillsides; marshy places; sometimes in dry places or in seasonally wet sites; >1200 m alt.
  Near M. ventricosa; allied to M. verdickii, M. macrantha. The name M. textilis has been used for plants belonging to M. bella, forms of M. ventricosa, M. verdickii (cf. Fl. Afr. C., Irid.: 10, 12-15, 2005).
  Common in Angola, especially in Huila and Huambo provinces.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 21
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Record n°22178 modified 2013-10-30
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