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Crossyne guttata

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Sambreelblom English: Parasol lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.5m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Maroon
 
Pink
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Flower info
  Small maroon to dusty pink flowers 10-15mm in diameter in a large rounded head, with tepals bent back. The stamens are spreading. Borne on stout pedicels much longer than the flowers.
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Deciduous
 
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruit develop into a large tumbleweed with the peduncle remaining attached.
 
 
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial to 45 cm with 4-6 prostrate leaves that are dry at flowering.
Bears small maroon to dusty pink flowers.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Shale and granite flats and lower slopes in the southwestern Cape.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Flowers mainly after fire.
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References

 
  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  
 
 

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