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Author: Peter Goldblatt, 1977
Origin:  Namaqualand, Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  35 Centimetres
Flower:  Blue / Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Iridaceae family was described by Peter Goldblatt in 1977. It is found in the Namaqualand and Cape Province, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two and a half centimetres, the plant to 35 centimetres height. The flowers are violet and yellow.

The genera name is named after Johannes Moraeus, father-in-law of Linnaeus. The species name means 'rock-dweller'.