Moraea stricta Baker

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Moraea stricta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Rio Mevumodzi. Chimanimani mountains

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Synonyms: Moraea parva N.E. Br.
Moraea trita N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 15-25 cm tall, growing from corms. Leaf single, terete, 1.5 mm wide, up to 60 cm long but normally absent at flowering time. Stem branched, branches held erect, close to the stem. Flowers pale lilac to violet-blue with orange-yellow spotted nectar guides on the broader outer tepals only. Outer tepals obovate to lanceolate, 19-24 mm long, reflexed. Inner tepals linear-lanceolate, 15-18 mm long, ascending to erect.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: See the similar Moraea thomsonii for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: stricta: very straight, referring to the erect stem and lateral branches.
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jul - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Eritrea to Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Monday 1 August 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 313.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 16 - 17. (Includes a picture).

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Pages 24 - 25. As Moraea trita

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

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Flora of Malawi: Moraea stricta
Flora of Mozambique: Moraea stricta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Moraea stricta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Moraea stricta
African Plant Database: Moraea stricta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Moraea stricta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Moraea stricta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Moraea stricta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Moraea stricta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Moraea stricta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Moraea stricta
iNaturalist: Moraea stricta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Moraea stricta
JSTOR Plant Science: Moraea stricta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Moraea stricta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Moraea stricta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Moraea stricta
Plants of the World Online: Moraea stricta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Moraea stricta
Tropicos: Moraea stricta
Wikipedia: Moraea stricta


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 stricta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115680, retrieved 24 October 2019

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