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Part of an rescue operation, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Wild plants from Aberdeen, Western Cape, South Africa.

The flower by Bob Hamilton,

Author: Frances Margaret Leighton, 1947
Origin:  Namaqualand, Western Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Brownish-Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake?: BUphane haemanthoides.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae  family was described by Frances Margaret Leighton in 1947. It is found from Namaqualand to Western Cape, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter, the leaves up to 50 centimetres long. The flowers are brownish-red.

The genera name from from Greek; bouphonos; 'killing cattle'. The species name means 'Haemanthus-like'.

This is a late summer/autumn grower.

Wild plants from Aberdeen, Western Cape, South Africa.