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Trachyandra falcata (100 seeds)


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Trachyandra falcata. Summer-dormant geophyte with an indistinct shallow tuber; the roots greyish white, horizontally spreading and 4–6 mm in diameter. The 2–4 leaves grow in opposite rows (distichous) and are ascending, spreading, sickle-shaped (falcate), spear-shaped (lanceolate) tapering, 250–600 mm long, 15–20 mm broad at the base and widening to 20–40 mm and gradually tapering to the apex, fleshy, the surface glaucous, bluish green, smooth to hairy. Sowing : Sow seeds in autumn in a well drained medium. Locality: Van Rhynsdorp. Harvest: November 2023