Caesia contorta (L.f.) T.Durand & Schinz
  • Consp. Fl. Afric.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Caesia contorta (L.f.) T.Durand & Schinz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000762592. Accessed on: 08 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Rhizomatous geophyte, 15-30 cm, not clumped, with spreading, wiry roots. Leaves strap-shaped to linear, with flattened pseudopetiole. Flowers in lax, sprawling racemes, blue, nodding, open afternoon only, filaments scabrid and striped blue and white. Capsules nodding.

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    • ]. 

    Habitat

    Mainly stony sandstone slopes.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Namaqualand to KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Provided by: [A].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

    • 1 Consp. Fl. Afric.
    • 2 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Hemerocallidaceae. 97 - 98. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    Xanthorrhoeaceae
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).