Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Cyrtanthus carneus
Red datalist - Vulnerable
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Habitat Coastal sand and gravel
Flowering time December to February
Description Robust plants to 75cm high. Bulbs often in clumps. Leaves up to 10, usually green at flowering, suberect, strap-shaped, 2-6cm wide, twisted, leathery. Flowers 15-25, red or pink, nodding, 5-7cm long, tubular, slightly spreading narrow tepals.
From Greek: kyrtos, curved; anthos, flower; = curved flower tube.
carneus = flesh coloured
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