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Haemanthus pubescens

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
Afrikaans: Kwaslelie English: Paintbrush Lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.1 - 0.1m
Special properties:
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Forest
Flowering time EDIT
  x x x                
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower info
  Scarlet flowers surrounded by 4 large, pointed, fleshy bracts on a smooth or hairy, often spotted, peduncle.
  Leaf info EDIT
  Prostrate, hairy leaves that are dry at flowering. Tongue-shaped and leathery.
Fruit type EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Soft, translucent berry.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial, 7-12 cm, leaves dry at flowering, bears scarlet flowers.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy flats along the West Coast.
History EDIT
Bulbs used as a diuretic and the fresh leaves as an antiseptic.
Ecology EDIT
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