Dalton Hooker, 1860
South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania
||Pink - Red
Lily, Kei Lily, Fire Lily, Nahoon Lily
Gastronema sanguineum, John Lindley, 1848.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. ballyi, Nordal.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. minor, Nordal.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. salmonoides,
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. wakefieldii,
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by
Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1860. It is found
in Kenya, South Africa,
Sudan and Tanzania, growing in a well drained but organic
rich soil with
quite some water and some to lots of sun sun. The bulbs can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in
flowers are from pink over orange to the most common bright red. .
This plant can be grown as a
evergreen, but is generally a summer grower.
The genera name from Greek;
Kyrtos; 'curved' and Greek; anthos; 'flower' for the curved flower
tube. The species name is Latin for