Babiana latifolia

Babiana latifolia

Observation - Babiana latifolia. Description: Critically Endangered species known only from within 5km of this locality at the eastern base of the

Critically Endangered species known only from within 5km of this locality at the eastern base of the Piketberg; in clay soils; scattered remnant populations in Renosterveld on this farm; this particular site threatened by proposed dam expansion, but portion should be safe about 100m to the southeast on rocky koppie; estimate about 100 plants in 4 discrete patches; well drained, rocky clays
Initially thought to be B tubaeformis, but identification revised based on on comparison of material with herbarium specimens (John Manning); we also belive that this sp is probably conspecific with B tubaeformis. Tube length 30mm, right in the range between these 2 species