Moraea natalensis Baker

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Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo.

Moraea natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo.

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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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: A species of seasonally wet areas in full sun.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Shaba-DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 26 May 2016
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Flora of Malawi: Moraea natalensis
Flora of Mozambique: Moraea natalensis
Flora of Zambia: Moraea natalensis

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African Plant Database: Moraea natalensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Moraea natalensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Moraea natalensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Moraea natalensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Moraea natalensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Moraea natalensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Moraea natalensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Moraea natalensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Moraea natalensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Moraea natalensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Moraea natalensis
Tropicos: Moraea natalensis
West African Plants database: Moraea natalensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Moraea natalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115650, retrieved 5 December 2016

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