Cape Tulip

Cape Tulip Plant Information

Cape Tulip grows in the following 1 states:


Moraea collina is a species of the genus Moraea, in the family Iridaceae. It was formerly known as Homeria collina.

The plant is endemic to the Western Cape, from Baines Kloof to Caledon. It is common on lower slopes and flats of Fynbos habitats.
Moraea collina is a cormous geophyte, growing 15-50 centimetres (5.9-19.7in) high.
It has a simple or branched stem and a single sheath shaped leaf. The plant is not sticky to the touch.
Flowers are yellow (or pale salmon pink) with yellow nectar guides. The outer tepals form a cup. It flowers from July to September, with flowers opening in the afternoon.
Moraea collina is listed as a plant species of Least concern on the National Red List of South African plants.
Terry Trinder Smith & Mary Matham Kidd and Fay Anderson: Wild Flowers of the Table Mountain National Park: South African Wild Flower Guide 12 Botanical Society of South Africa 2006. ISBN 1-874999-60-0

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