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Description

Perennial herb, 12-25 cm tall, growing from corms. Leaves 4, lower 2 basal, linear; upper 2 sheathing along the stem. Stem erect, unbranched. Flowers 1-2, white with dark red on the outside of the tepals. Perianth tube 10-15 mm long curved; tepals 15-19 mm long. Anthers yellow. pendent.
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Derivation of specific name

ballii: named after John Ball, orchidologist, who collected the type for this species.
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Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Hesperantha ballii Wild:
Zimbabwe (Africa & Madagascar)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Worldwide distribution

Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe
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