Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Cyrtanthus ventricosus
Common name - Vuurlelie, Fire Lily
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Habitat South-facing sandstone slopes.
Flowering time December to May, after fire.
Description Plants 10-25cm high. Bulbous geophyte. Leaves 1-5, dry at flowering, spreading, linear, 2-7mm wide, channeled. Flowers red, 4-5cm long, tubular to narrowly trumpet-shaped.
From Greek: kyrtos, curved: anthos, flower: = curved flower tube.
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