Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Albuca maxima
Synonym (old name) - Albuca canadensis
Common name - Geldbeursie, Soldier-in-a-box
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Habitat Mainly coastal in deep sandy soils
Flowering time September to November
Description Plants 40-100cm high. Bulb tunics slightly fibrous above. Leaves 3-6, broad, fleshy, basal sheathing, 10-30mm wide, withering at flowering time. Flowering stem unbranched, flowers nodding, white with green keels, 15-25mm long, inner tepals hinged above.
From Latin: albus, white.
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