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Moraea insolens

Moraea insolens
Common names: Overberg red-moraea (Eng.); Overbergse rooi-uintjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... mistaken for any other member of the genus. Historically, Moraea insolens has always had a restricted distribution in ... in containers in low humidity, frost-free environments.  Moraea insolens is deciduous and winter-growing, adapted to ... in early summer by the shaking action of wind.       Moraea Moraea insolens is a delicate species. It is not too ...

14 / 11 / 2016 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Moraea longiaristata

Flower
Common names: no names recorded
Family: Iridaceae

... October and most profusely in the first year after a fire. Moraea longiaristata 's distinguishable characteristics are ... and long filiform inner tepals. Its closest relative is Moraea barnardii , which is another range-restricted species ... most other respects these species are very similar. This Moraea species is a narrow endemic of the southern African ...

11 / 03 / 2013 | M Treurnicht | CREW
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Moraea worcesterensis

Flowers
Common names: No names recorded
Family: Iridaceae

... Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden March 2013 Moraea worcesterensis is a winter-growing, spring-flowering ... coat) that may help the seeds to be dispersed by the wind. Moraea worcesterensis is endemic to the Worcester area where ... rely on insects such as small bees for pollination. This Moraea has a typical Homeria -type flower that produces ...

04 / 03 / 2013 | Lize Wolfaardt | Karoo Desert NBG
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Moraea loubseri

Moraea loubseri
Common names: None recorded
Family: Iridaceae

... consists of numerous light brown, small angular seeds. Moraea loubseri flowers in spring, from late August to ... aristata , M. gigandra , M. tulbaghensis and M. villosa . Moraea calcicola , another threatened species from the Cape ... flowers later in the season, from mid- to late September. Moraea loubseri is endemic to a single site near the resort ...

22 / 10 / 2012 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Moraea aristata

Moraea aristata flowers
Common names: bouooguintjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... Duncan Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden October 2010 Moraea aristata is a winter-growing, summer-dormant geophyte ... clay slopes and flats of the northeastern Cape Peninsula, Moraea aristata occurs in remnant Peninsula Shale ... and disturbed site renders the subpopulation non-viable. Moraea aristata is pollinated by monkey beetles (Hopliini: ...

27 / 09 / 2010 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Moraea villosa

Moraea villosa subsp. villosa
Common names: peacock moraea (Eng.); uiltjie (Afr.) Two subspecies are recognized: subsp. villosa and subsp. elandsmontana Goldblatt
Family: Iridaceae

... Lize von Staden Threatened Species Programme March 2010 Moraea villosa is a perennial cormous geophyte which grows up ... is normally as long as, or often longer than the stem. Moraea villosa bears large showy flowers with a light sweet ... are attached to the underside of the style branches. Moraea villosa flowers between August and September and the ...

08 / 03 / 2010 | Lize Von Staden | TSP
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Moraea ciliata

Moraea ciliata
Common names: growweuintjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... Rust Hantam National Botanical Garden February 2010 Moraea ciliata grows up to 20 cm high and has no branches. It ... most common, yellow to brown and white flowers also occur. Moraea ciliata occurs over the entire winter-rainfall area, ... and the Karoo. Not much is known about the pollination of Moraea . The flowers seem to be well adapted to bee- and ...

15 / 02 / 2010 | Colleen Rust | Hantam NBG
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Moraea tripetala

Moraea tripetala flowers
Common names: blue tulp (Eng.); blou-uintjie, kleinuiltjie, bok-uintjie, riet-uintjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... Hantam National Botanical Garden October 2009     Moraea tripetala is a slender geophyte, 100-500 mm high, with ... spring and early summer (August to October  to December). Moraea tripetala has a very wide distribution; it extends ... be considered the most successful species of the genus. Moraea tripetala is not scented and is mostly visited by ...

12 / 10 / 2009 | Eugene Marinus | Hantam NBG
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Moraea tulbaghensis

Moraea tulbaghensis orange form
Common names: rooiflappie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden October 2009   Moraea tulbaghensis is a winter-growing, summer-dormant ... liberating numerous small, light brown angular seeds. Moraea tulbaghensis is confined to a small area of the ... Fynbos vegetation. Some 200 species belong to the genus  Moraea  and it occurs widely in sub-Saharan Africa, with ...

12 / 10 / 2009 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Moraea elegans

Moraea elegans
Common names: poutulp (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2006 Moraea elegans is a winter-growing, summer-dormant geophyte ... large quantities of hard, dark brown, angular seeds. Moraea elegans has an extremely limited distribution in ... of the cool greenhouse in cold climates. The flowers of Moraea elegans are sweet-scented and are probably pollinated ...

04 / 09 / 2006 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Moraea polystachya

Moraea polystachya
Common names: blue moraea, blue tulp, poison moraea (Eng.); bloutulp, kraai-uintjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... NBG Clare Archer National Herbarium, Pretoria June 2006   Moraea polystachya and M. venenata are both perennial ... or slightly U-shaped and slightly twisted spirally; in Moraea polystachya they are about 6-12 mm wide with ... mature to release many small angular, pale brown seeds. Moraea polystachya is widespread in central South Africa and ...

12 / 06 / 2006 | Clare Archer | Pretoria NBG
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Moraea polystachya

Moraea polystachya
Common names: bloutulp, kraai-uintjie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... or slightly U-shaped and slightly twisted spirally; in Moraea polystachya they are about 6-12 mm wide with ... mature to release many small angular, pale brown seeds.   Moraea polystachya is widespread in central South Africa and ... corms were mistaken for those of edible species, such as Moraea fugax. The toxin has been identified as a cardiac ...

12 / 06 / 2006 | Clare Archer | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Moraea amissa

Moraea amissa
Family: Iridaceae

... Ebrahim CREW Kirstenbosch Research Centre March 2006 Moraea amissa is a cormous geophyte growing up to 300 mm ... the seeds are held in capsules that are up to 12 mm long. Moraea amissa is only known from one locality in the ... that splits open when it is ripe and seeds fall to ground. Moraea Unfortunately there is no record of this species being ...

27 / 03 / 2006 | Ismail Ebrahim | CREW
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Moraea gigandra

Moraea gigandra
Common names: grootflappie (Afr.)
Family: Iridaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden September 2005 Moraea gigandra is a winter-growing, summer-dormant geophyte ... large quantities of small, pale brown, angular seeds. Moraea gigandra has an extremely limited distribution in ... slopes and flats in moist, heavy, clay soil. The genus  Moraea  contains some 200 species and is widely distributed ...

19 / 09 / 2005 | Graham Duncan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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