Moraea muddii N.E. Br.

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Status: Native
Slender perennial herb, up to 70 cm tall but mostly c. 35 cm tall, growing from corms. Leaf single, linear, c. 3-6 mm wide, channelled, usually longer than the flowering stem. Stem erect, unbranched. Flowers cream to pale yellow with darker yellow nectar guides. Outer tepals lanceolate, up to 35-50 mm long, slightly reflexed. Inner tepals lanceolate, 35 mm long, erect.
Derivation of specific name: muddii: named after Christopher Mudd, English horticulturalist collector in Eastern South Africa.
Habitat: Occurring in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mountains, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 18 - 20.

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Moraea muddii., retrieved 2 April 2023

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