Moraea stricta Baker

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Moraea stricta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley, Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Moraea stricta

Photo: 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.
Notes: See the similar Moraea thomsonii for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: stricta: very straight, referring to the erect stem and lateral branches.
Habitat: In grassland, vleis and marshy places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jul - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Eritrea to Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images 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.


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


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 stricta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115680, retrieved 7 December 2016

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