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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:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Red
 
Pink
Flower shape
 
  Flower info
  Bears 2-9 large widely funnel-shaped, scarlet or rarely pink flowers.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Deciduous
  Bright green slender, strap-shaped leaves, present at flowering.
 
 
 
 
Seed colour
Black
  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
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Flowers well after fire.
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References

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

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