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Photo by Bo I. Jørgensen.

The bulb by Bart Wursten.

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1892
Origin:  Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2-4 Centimetres
Height:  8 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cyrtanthus balenii, Phillips, 1929

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1892. It is found in Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil like sand or grit with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow from two to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height. The flowers are from pink to red.

The genera name from Greek; Kyrtos; 'curved' and Greek; anthos; 'flower' for the curved flower tube. The species name after E.E. Galpin, 1858-1941, a botanical collector.

Some claims it is a winter grower. It might just be opportunistic.