Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
MORAEA
Moraea(Le) Uintjie
Family: IRIDACEAE
Named after Dr Johan Moraeus,** and not Robert More, squire of Shrewsbury in the 18th century.
(Ch)
Moraea angusta (La)

Location: (F, K)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious. (narrow)
(ld, BL)
Moraea anomala (La)

Location: (F, K)
anomalos, -us = (ανωμαλός) deviating from the general rule, irregular, anomalous.
(ld, BL)
Moraea barnardiella (La)

Location: (F)
For Thomas Theodore Barnard (1898-1983);** -ellus, = diminutive.
(Ch, BL)
Moraea bellendenii
Patrysuintjie(PS)
Location: (K)
For John Bellenden Ker(1764-1842).**
(Ch)
Moraea bituminosa (La)
Teeruintjie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
bitumen, = bitumen; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. bituminosus, = abounding in bitumen, bituminous. (coal black)
(ld, BL)
Moraea bulbellifera subsp. bulbellifera (La)
Uintjiestulp (Sw)
Location: (F)
bulbus, = a bulb, bulbous root, an onion; -ellus, = diminutive; fero, ferre, = to bear, carry, bring. (bearing small bulbs – more correctly ‘cormlets’)
(ld, BL, LB)
Moraea ciliata (La)
Velvet-leaved Moraea(Wf) Uintjie (PS)
Location: (F)
cilium, = an eyelid; cilium, = delicate hairs resembling eyelashes, especially such as form a fringe to the margins of leaves; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (fringed or surrounded with hairs or fine bristles)
(ld, Ox, BL)
Moraea collina (La)
Aasuintjie(PS)
Location: (K)
collis, = high ground, a hill; -inus, = indicateing possession or resemblance. collina, = hilly land.
(ld, BL)
Moraea deltoidea (G)

Location: (F)
Delta, = a name for the islands formed at the mouths of large rivers, especially the Nile, so called from their shape; delta, = triangle; (the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet ‘Δ’); -oideus, = indicates resemblance. (deltoid; a solid, the transverse section of which has a triangular outline, like the Greek ‘Δ’)
(LS, BL)
Moraea fergusoniae

Location: (F)
For Mrs. Emily Pauline Reitz Ferguson (1872-?).**
(Ch)
Moraea flaccida (La)
Cape Tulip(Wf) Groottulp (PS)
Location: (F)
flaccus, = flabby, hanging down; -idus, = indicates a state or an action in progress. flaccidus, = flabby, flaccid, pendulous. (flaccid, not able to hold up ones own weight)
(ld, BL)
Moraea fugacissima (La)
Needle-leaved Clockflower (Wf)
Location: (F)
fugax, = apt to flee, flying swiftly, swift, fleet; fleeting, transitory; (fleeting, transitory, ephemeral) -issimus, = (superlative) very, most.
(ld, BL)
Moraea fugax (La)
Hottentot Nut (Wf) Klipuintjie(PS) Soetuintjie
Location: (F, K)
fugax, = apt to flee, flying swiftly, swift, fleet; fleeting, transitory. (fleeting, transitory, ephemeral)
(ld, BL)
Moraea gawleri
Wire-stemmed Moraea (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
For John Ker-Gawler (later Bellenden Ker) (1764-1842).**
(Ch)
Moraea inconspicua subsp. inconspicua (La)

Location: (F, K)
-, un-, = not; conspicuus, = that is or comes in view, visible; that attractes the attention to itself, striking, conspicuous, distinguished, illustrious, remarkable; -uus, = indicates possibility or result of action. inconspicuus, = not conspicuous, not remarkable. (inconspicuous)
(ld, BL)
Moraea lewisiae subsp. lewisiae
Common Thread Star (Wf) Soetuintjie (Sw)
Location: (F)
For Dr Gwendoline Joyce Lewis (1909 -1967).**
(Ch)
Moraea longistyla (La, G)

Location: (K)
longus, = long; stylos, = a pillar, a post, pale, beam; stilus, = a stake, pale; of the stem or stalk of many plants.
(ld, LS)
Moraea lugubris (La)
Kersblakertjie (PS)
Location: (F)
lugeo, = to mourn, lament, bewail, deplore; to wear mourning apparel; lugubris, = of or belonging to mourning, mourning; mournful, doleful, plaintive. (doleful, dull or dark)
(ld, K3)
Moraea lurida (La)
Aasuintjie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
luror, luroris, = a yellowish colour, sallowness, paleness; -idus, = indicates a state or an action in progress. luridus, = pale yellow, sallow, wan, ghastly, lurid. (dirty brown, smoky yellow, drab yellow)
(ld, BL)
Moraea macrocarpa (G)
Tulp(PS)
Location: (F)
makros, = far stretching; tall, lofty, much; carpos, = fruit. (with large fruit)
(LS, BL)
Moraea neglecta (La)
Rush-leaved Moraea (Wf) Yellow Iris (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
neglego, neglectum, = to not heed, not trouble oneself about, not attend to, to slight, neglect, be regardless of, indifferent to. neglectus, = neglected, slighted, disregarded, despised. (neglected) (a neglected plant – considering that it was quite common; it was overlooked and only named comparatively recently)
(ld, BL, LB)
Moraea ochroleuca (G)
Apricot Tulp(Vo) Foetid Cape Tulip (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
ochros, = pale, wan, sallow; (pale, wan, sallow, pale yellow) leukos, = white, grey, hoary; also, blanched, pale, wan. (whitish-yellow, yellowish-white)
(LS, BL)
Moraea papilionacea (La)
Hairy Iris(Vo) Yellow Butterfly
Location: (F)
papilio, papilionis, = a butterfly, moth; -aceus, = indicates resemblance. (butterfly-like)
(ld, BL)
Moraea pyrophila (G)
Yellow Tulip(Vo) Geeltulp
Location: (F, K)
pyr, = fire; philios, = loving, friendly, kind. (the plant’s germination is triggered off by fire)
(LS, K3)
Moraea ramosissima (La)
Vleiuintjie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
ramus, = a branch, bough, twig; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. ramosus, = full of boughs, having many branches, braching, branchy. -issimus, = (superlative) very, most. (very much branched)
(ld, BL)
Moraea setifolia (La)
Bokuintjie(PS)
Location: (F)
saeta, seta, = a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; of the spiny leaves of coniferous trees; (a bristle, bristle-like organ, as the fruit-stalk of a (sporophore) moss) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Moraea tricuspidata (G)
Blou-ooguintjie(PS) Rietuintjie
Location: (F, K)
tri-, = three times, thrice; cuspis, = a point, the pointed end of any thing; (cuspate; a pointed end of any organ, especially a sharp rigid point of a leaf) -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’); -atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(LS, ld, Ox, BL)
Moraea tripetala subsp. tripetala (G)
Bloutulp(PS) Kleinuintjie(Wf) Perde-uintjie Fleur-de-lys Moraea
Location: (F, K)
tri-, = three times, thrice; petalos, = spreadout, unfolded, broad, flat. petalon, = a leaf. (in modern botany, petal)
(LS, BL)
Moraea umbellata (La)

Location: (K)
umbra, = a shade, shadow; the dark part of a painting, shade, shadow; -ellus, diminutive. umbella, = (metonymically, a little shadow), a sunshade, parasol, umbrella. -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (umbellate)
(ld, BL)
Moraea unguiculata (La)
Wituintjie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
unguis, = a nail of a person’s finger or toe; of plants, a nail-like spot, the tip, extremity; -culus, = diminutive; unguiculus, = a finger nail; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (claw, narrowed basal part of a petal, length of a fingernail)
(ld, BL)
Moraea vallisavium (La)
Vogelgat Iris (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
valles, vallis, = a valley, vale. avis, = a bird. (named after Vogelgat Nature Reserve – ‘Valley of the birds – the black eagle’)
(ld, LB)
Moraea viscaria (La)
Taai-uintjie(PS) Teer-uintjie
Location: (F, K)
viscum, = the mistletoe (bird-lime made from the berries of the mistletoe); -arius, = indicates connexion or possession.
(ld, BL)