Peacock Flower


Peacock Flower

Spiloxene capensis

Scientific name

Flowers are solitary on hollow stalk, they can be white, cream, yellow, or pink that are unspotted, or have an iridescent or non-iridescent dark center. It has 2-8 leaves, spreading and grass-like, upper half Y-shaped in cross-section. They grow up to 35cm.

References and further reading

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Image credit: © Brian du Preez

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Spiloxene capensis is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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