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Muraltia heisteria

Muraltia heisteria

Erect, branched shrub of 1 or up to 2 m, Hairy on younger parts. The lance-shaped leaves are stemless and overlap. They are channelled, hairy and spine-tipped. The flowers (October to December) are purple (the side petals sometimes white).

Distribution in the Hex

Rocky slopes of De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo, especially in areas adjacent to fynbos.


  • 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.