Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Gethyllis afra


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 Gethyllis afra   Gethyllis afra
 Gethyllis afra   Gethyllis afra
 Gethyllis afra   Gethyllis afra
 Gethyllis afra

Habitat

Lowland flats

Altitude

Flowering time

December to January

Description

Plants 10-14cm high. Rootstock a bulb. Leaves dry at flowering, 12-30, linear, 1-3mm wide, erect to spreading, spiraled, usually channeled. Flowers white with pink keels on reverse, cup-shaped, tepals 20-30mm long. Fruit club-shaped, fleshy, yellow to red. Probably from Greek: gethyon, a bulb, onion or leek.

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2017 / 3 / 26