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Melasphaerula graminea

Melasphaerula graminea

feeklokkie, baardmannetjie

Cormous geophyte of about 50 cm. Leaves emerge from base. Small two-lipped cream-coloured flowers (July to September) on wiry spikes. Sour-smelling.

Distribution in the Hex

Sheltered slopes in De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.