Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Cyrtanthus leucanthus
Common name - Witbergpypie, Witvuurlelie
Red datalist - Endangered
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Habitat Sandstone or limestone slopes or flats
Flowering time January to March, seldom flowers except in first season after fire.
Description Plants to 30cm high. Rootstock a bulb. Leaves 1 or 2, usually dry at flowering, erect, linear, 1-2mm wide. Flowers cream to white, 1-4, sweetly scented, 4-7cm long, tubular with broad spreading tepals.
From Greek: kyrtos, curved; anthos, flower: = curved flower tube.
leucanthus = white flowered
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