Spiloxene canaliculata


Spiloxene canaliculata

Spiloxene canaliculata

Scientific name

At the height of the Cape's spring season, species of the genus Spiloxene offer flower seekers fine displays of brilliant, floral stars.
Plants 100-350 mm tall; corm with a cap of short, hard bristles. Leaves 2-5, recurved, 2-4 mm wide, U-shaped in cross-section, margin bearing minute teeth when young. Flower 1 per scape; tepals 25-45 mm long, orange to yellow with a dark purple, non-iridescent centre, backs with reddish stripes; bract 1, long, green, tightly sheathing the pedicel. Seeds J-shaped. Flowering July to October. Localised on seasonally wet, clay flats near Darling.

References and further reading

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Seedbank Quantity
Tin Capsule Seedbank 310
Total 310
Nursery Quantity
Mother Nursery 40
Total 40

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Endangered

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Spiloxene canaliculata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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