Botanical name

Lapeirousia micrantha

Family

Iridaceae
Lapeirousia micrantha
Lapeirousia micrantha
Lapeirousia micrantha
Lapeirousia micrantha
Lapeirousia micrantha
Lapeirousia micrantha

Description

Plants 15-35cm high. Corm with rough blackish tunics. Leaves falcate (sickle-shaped) - 8-16mm wide - margins crisped. Flowers cream to maroon - strongly fragrant - in a flat-topped panicle - actinomorphic (radially symmetrical) - small. Perianth tube cylindrical - 8-10mm long - tepals sub-equal - 3-5mm long.

Habitat

Rocky sandstone soils in fynbos

Flower Date

October to November - only after fire