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Cyrtanthus ventricosus

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
Afrikaans: Vuurlelie English: Fire lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.1 - 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
  Bears 2-12 nodding, vermilion to bright red flowers that are tubular but slightly swollen above, with filaments arising at the base of the tube.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf type
  Leaf info EDIT
  Leaves slender and strap-shaped, usually dry at flowering.
Seed colour
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits ellipsoid with flattened, black seeds.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial, 10-20cm, with leaves usually dry at flowering.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Cool, south-facing sandstone slopes on coastal mountains of the southwestern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Flowers within 2 weeks after summer fires.
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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