Durbanville Nature Reserve – Matrix Uintjie – 3


Moraea bellendenii is a Willowy-stemmed perennial, 50-100 cm, with a single, trailing bear; pale yellow flowers speckled in the center. The outer tepals are plus minus erect and cupped and the inner tepals are small and 3-lobed with a short, obliquely twisted central cusp; the flowers last several days.

Moraea bellendenii flowers during October and November in South Africa.


Moraea bellendenii grows in granitic, sandy or clay slopes in the Southwestern and Southern Cape.

Matrix Uintjie, Moraea bellendenii, 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/5.6
  • Exposure Time: 1/640 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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