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Nerine sarniensis

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
English: Guernsey lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.3 - 0.5m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
  Flower info
  Upright, regularly flaring, red, rarely pink or white, flowers with erect stamens. Tepals narrow and more or less undulate or crinkly. Borne on pedicels a little longer than the flowers.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Narrow leaves 8-20mm wide, that are dry at flowering.
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits globular, membranous.
Description EDIT
Bulbous geophyte, 25-45 cm.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Rocky mountain slopes in the southwestern Cape.
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Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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