Ferraria glutinosa (Baker) Rendle

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Ferraria glutinosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ferraria glutinosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ferraria glutinosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ferraria glutinosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ferraria glutinosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ferraria glutinosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road out of Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

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Synonyms: Ferraria randii (Rendle) Rendle
Moraea glutinosa Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to c. 70 cm high with an annual stem growing from a depressed-globose corm 10-40 mm in diameter. Leaves several, about half as long as the stem, 4-8 mm wide, linear, often still short or not developed at flowering time. Stem laxly and repeatedly branched, densely brown sticky below the nodes. Flowers in solitary, 2-6-flowered rhipidia per branch. Tepals 25-35 mm long lanceolate, brown, maroon or purple, more or less heavily spotted with yellow, sometimes colouring reversed with a yellowish base and darker spotting; margins crisped. Filaments united in the basal part, forming a column, 8-10 mm long. Style diverging into 3 flattened branches, finely fringed at the apices.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glutinosa: like glue in texture; sticky, glutinous; referring to the sticky upper parts of the branches.
Habitat: In savanna grassland, usually on sandy or stony ground.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, DRC (Shaba), Namibia, Malawi, Zambia Zimbabwe and Northern Cape, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 18 August 2013
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 11 - 13. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 135. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 115.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 124.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ferraria glutinosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115710, retrieved 21 September 2017

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