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Eriospermum aequilibre
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape: Eastern Cape:


Eriospermum aequilibre is a geophyte with a tuberous root with a limited distribution between Oudtshoorn and Uniondale.

The narrow spear shaped leaves are carried on stalks of variable size and the leaf colour varies from green to grey-green. The leaves are usually up straight.

Near Oudtshoorn some of the plants have fairly large leaves and the the leaves tend to be green while further south the leaves tend to be greyish and smaller.

At one place near Oudtshoorn some leaves are slightly crisped although this is uncommon.

The plants flower in late summer and autumn on a relatively long peduncle. The flowers are yellowish. Like others in the genus few plants flower and seed is relatively difficult to obtain.


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Eriospermum aequilibre flowering near Oudtshoorn. Flower.
Eriospermum aequilibre
Plants with greyish leaves growing in shale some 15 km south of Oudtshoorn. The single plants or small colonies are rare and usually scattered few and far between and one is lucky to find them.



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