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Brunsvigia marginata

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
English: False nerine  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.2m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower info
  Regular, funnel-shaped, bright scarlet flowers with spreading tepals in a compact head. The stamens are erect and prominent.
Leaf type
  Leaf info EDIT
  4 prostrate leaves that are dry at flowering. Broadly tongue-shaped, leathery.
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits are 3-winged., developing into a large tumbleweed with the peduncle remaining attached.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial to 20cm with 4 prostrate leaves that are dry at flowering.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Rocky sandstone sopes in the mountains of the southestern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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