Moraea verdickii De Wild.

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Moraea verdickii

Photo: Tomas Buruwate
Between Chimbonila and Lichinga, Niassa.

Moraea verdickii

Photo: Tomas Buruwate
Between Chimbonila and Lichinga, Niassa.

Moraea verdickii

Photo: Tomas Buruwate
Between Chimbonila and Lichinga, Niassa.

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Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 75 cm high, growing from corms. Basal leaf solitary, linear, 8-12 mm wide, shortly longer than the stem, channeled or flat. Stem erect, simple, with 2-3 widely spaced sheathing leaves, 9-11 cm long, green with a dry brown apex. Flowers yellow with deeper yellow-brown nectar guides on outer tepals; outer tepals mostly 60-75 mm long; inner tepals 40-70 mm long, lanceolate, erect.
Derivation of specific name: verdickii: named after Edgard Antoine Auguste Verdick, Belgian-born plant collector in Katanga.
Habitat: In rocky grassland,along forest margins and in light woodland. Also in seasonally wet areas.
Altitude range: Above 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Angola, Shaba-DRC, Southwestern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T
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Content last updated: Monday 23 February 2015

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Page 20.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 116.

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Flora of Malawi: Moraea verdickii
Flora of Zambia: Moraea verdickii

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Moraea verdickii., retrieved 16 July 2019

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