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Author: Peter Goldblatt, 1977
Family:  IRIDACEAE
Origin:  Namaqualand, Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  10 centimetres
Flower:  White to Blue and Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Corms
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Iridaceae family was described by Peter Goldblatt in 1977. It is found in Namaqualand, Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The corm will grow up to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the curly leaves up to ten centimetres long. The flowers are white to blue with yellow spots.

The genera name is named after Johannes Moraeus, father-in-law of Linnaeus. The species name means 'twisted' for the leaves.


The flowers by Alan Horstmann, Pacificbulbsociety.org.