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Author: Ib Friis & Inger Nordal, 1976
Origin:  South-Eastern Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Dwarf Paintbrush
Synonyms:  Haemanthus puniceus var. membranaceus (Bak.) Baker.
Haemanthus membranaceus, Baker.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Ib Friis and Inger Nordal in 1976. It is found in the south-eastern cape of South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulb will grow to five centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 25 centimetres length. The flowers are red.

The genera name from doxus meaning 'glory' or 'splendour', and -puniceus meaning 'crimson', 'scarlet' or 'purple'. The species name means 'membrane-like'.