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Hessea stellaris

Hessea stellaris

sambreeltjie, Maartblom

Bulbous perennial that produces a small umbrella-like inflorescence (about 10cm in diameter) in autumn after early rain. Flowers are pink and star-shaped on long pedicels. The fruits are composed of three to four rounded knob-like compartments. Two linear leaves appear on the ground after the inflorescence has dried.

Distribution in the Hex

Renosterveld slopes towards the north east of the valley.



  • Deon Palm, for sharing the location.