Ferraria glutinosa (Baker) Rendle

First published in W.P.Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. 2: 27 (1899)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. DR Congo to N. Cape Prov. It is a tuberous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Iridaceae, P. Goldblatt. Flora Zambesiaca 12:4. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Plants (20)40–70(90) cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corm brown, 10–40 mm in diameter, 2–4 internodes in length.
Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves several (sometimes short or not developed at flowering time), usually about half as long as the stems, 4–8 mm wide, linear to narrowly lanceolate, decreasing in size above.
Morphology Stem
Stem laxly and often repeatedly branched, sticky below the nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Rhipidia several, solitary on the branches, 2–6-flowered; outer spathes 15–25(30) mm long, obtuse to acute, inner spathes 30–45(50) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers brown, maroon, purple or yellow, usually spotted and mottled with contrasting colour, faintly scented: tepals lanceolate, the outer 28–35 mm long, the inner 25–28 mm long, the claws forming a wide cup c. 10 mm deep and 15 mm in diameter at the rim, limbs horizontal or recurved, the margins crisped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 10–13 mm long, united in the lower 8–10 mm, anthers 5 mm long, shrinking after anthesis to 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5–7 mm long; style c. 10 mm long, the branches 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 12–20(25) mm long, globose-obovoid.
[FZ]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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