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Ammocharis longifolia

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
Afrikaans: Seeroogblom English: Malgas lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.3 - 0.4m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower scent EDIT
  Strong and pleasant frangipani-like scent / Lily-scented.
  Moths at night
  Flower info
  Widely funnel-shaped cream to pink flowers.
  Leaf info EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  The 6-ribbed, spindle-shaped fuits mature into a large tumbleweed.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial, 25-35 cm with blunt, sickle-shaped leaves in a prostrate fan.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy and loamy flats in Namaqualand and the southwestern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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