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Wachendorfia paniculata

Wachendorfia paniculata


Geophyte with horizontal underground main stem (rhizome). Between 20 and 70 cm tall. Leaves are narrow and usually hairy. Flowers (August to Novemer) in a lax to dense panicle, apricot-coloured to yellow, styles deflected to right and left, bracts dry and membranous.

Distribution in the Hex

Sandstone soils of De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos and Hex River Arid Alluvium 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.