Moraea natalensis Baker

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Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo.

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo.

Moraea natalensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: Moraea erici-rosenii R.E. Fr.
Moraea parviflora N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb growing from corms with a solitary foliage leaf, inserted on the upper third of the stem. Flowers solitary at the ends of a "rhipidium", blue to violet with yellow nectar guides. The flowers are short lived, opening in the morning and fading in the late afternoon of the same day.
Type location:
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: A species of seasonally wet areas in full sun.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Shaba-DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 15 - 16. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Moraea natalensis
African Plant Database: Moraea natalensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Moraea natalensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Moraea natalensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Moraea natalensis
Plants of the World Online: Moraea natalensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Moraea natalensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Moraea natalensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115650, retrieved 19 October 2019

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