Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Chasmanthe aethiopica
Common name - Suurkanol, Suurpypie
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Habitat On granite, sandstone or shale, mainly coastal
Altitude 3m - 1525m
Flowering time April to July
Description Plants 40m - 65m high.
Corm depressed-globose with papery to fibrous tunics.
Leaves sword-shaped to lanceolate, fairly soft textured.
Flowers orange, in a secund (facing to one side),
Seeds globose, bright orange with a fleshy coat when fresh.
Chasmanthe from: Greek: chasme, gaping; anthos, flower; = shape of corolla
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