Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Gethyllis afra
Common name - Kukumakranka
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Habitat Lowland flats
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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