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Gethyllis afra

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
Khoisan: Kukumakranka  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.1 - 0.1m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower shape
Flower type
  Flower scent EDIT
  Flower info
  Large, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers, white with red on the reverse, with more than 6 anthers.
Leaf type
  Leaf info EDIT
  Spiralled, smooth or hairy leaves that are dry at flowering.
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruit a cylindrical or club-shaped red to yellow berry, often fragrant. Appear in early winter.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial, 10-14 cm, bearing large white cup-shaped flowers.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy flats along the southwest Cape coast and near interior.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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