Cyrtanthus angustifolius

Cyrtanthus angustifolius

Cyrtanthus angustifolius

Scientific name

A bulbous perennial to 45cm with leaves usually green at flowers. It bears 4-10 nodding, narrowly tubular scarlet flowers.

It occurs on mountain slopes and flats in seasonal streams and vleis in the Western and Eastern Cape, flowering after fire.

Belongs to the Amaryllis Family.

Information sourced from 'Field Guide to Fynbos' by John Manning. Struik Nature, Cape Town, 2007.

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Image credit: D. Turner

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

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