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Cyrtanthus elatus

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
English: George lily, Knysna lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.5m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
x x x               x x
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower info
  Bears 2-9 large widely funnel-shaped, scarlet or rarely pink flowers.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Bright green slender, strap-shaped leaves, present at flowering.
Seed colour
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits ellipsoid with flattened, black seeds
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial to 45cm with bright green leaves present at flowers. Bears 2-9 large widely funnel-shaped, scarlet or rarely pink flowers.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Forest margins and moist mountain slopes along the south coast.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Flowers well after fire.
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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