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Haemanthus sanguineus

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
Afrikaans: Veldskoenblaar English: April fool  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.1 - 0.3m
Special properties:
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
x x x x                
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower info
  Red or pink flowers surrounded by leathery bracts on a plain red peduncle.
Leaf type
  Leaf info EDIT
  Prostrate, leathery leaves, often outlined with red.
Fruit type EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Soft, translucent berry.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial, 5-30 cm, with prostrate, leathery leaves.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy and loamy slopes in the Western ans Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
Bulbs used as a diuretic and the fresh leaves as an antiseptic.
Ecology EDIT
Flowers especially after fire.
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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