Durbanville Nature Reserve – Dainty Soldier-in-a-box – 6

Description:

Albuca cooperi is a bulbous perennial, between 35-60cm, with the outer bulb tunics decaying into fibers at the top, and 2 or 3 slender, channeled leaves that clasp the stem in the lower part and are warty towards the base. It bears a raceme of fragrant, nodding yellow flowers with broad green bands. 15-25mm long; the inner petals have a hanging flap at the tip and the outer stamens are sterile.

Albuca cooperi flowers mainly from September to November.

Habitat:

Albuca cooperi can be found in stony, mostly sandy slopes and flats, sometimes limestone, from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape.

Dainty Soldier-in-a-box, Albuca cooperi, Durbanville Nature Reserve, Durbanville, South Africa
  • Location: Durbanville Nature Reserve, Durbanville, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-10-25
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 200 mm
  • Metering Mode: Spot Metering
  • Handheld
  • Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Photographer: Coreen Kuhn
  • Information: Field Guide to Fynbos by John Manning

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