Moraea brevifolia Goldblatt

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Moraea brevifolia

Habit
Riverside dambo grassland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Moraea brevifolia

Riverside dambo grassland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Moraea brevifolia

Riverside dambo grassland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Plants 20-50 cm tall growing from corms c. 10-15 mm across with tunics of fine brown reticulate fibres; foliage leaf solitary, linear, 2-6 mm wide and channelled, inserted shortly above the ground and reaching to middle of stem; flowers pale yellow with deeper yellow nectar guides on the outer tepals; out tepals 50-70 mm long, lanceolate, the limb 30-40 mm long and slightly exceeding the claw; inner tepals 40-50 mm long, lanceolate, erect; filaments 10-12 mm long and free in the upper third, anthers 9-16 mm long; ovary 10-13 mm long and usually exserted; capsules unknown.
Type location:
Zambia, Lumangwe Falls
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: brevifolia: short-leaved
Habitat: Occurring in marshy habitats
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan(-Feb)
Worldwide distribution: Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Tuesday 31 May 2022
Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 22 - 23. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Moraea brevifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=212020, retrieved 17 August 2022

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