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Author: Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, 1809
Origin:  Northern Cape, Western, Eastern Cape;  South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2-3 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Orange
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Snake Flower, Cat's Tail, Burn Jelly Plant, Orange African Bulbine, Bulbinella
Synonyms:  Anthericum frutescens Carl Linnaeus.
Bulbine caulescens Carl Linnaeus.
Bulbine rostrata Carl Ludwig von Willdenow.
Anthericum incurvum, Thunb.
Anthericum multiceps, Poelln.
Anthericum rostratum, Jacq.
Bulbine frutescens var. incurva, Rowley.
Bulbine frutescens var. rostrata, Rowley.
Bulbine incurva, Spreng.
Phalangium frutescens, Kuntze.

This member of the Asphodelaceae family was given this name by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1809. It is found in the costal areas of South Africa and in Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to two or three centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are from yellow to orange.

After having dug up, split, planted and handled many thousands of this plant I have to admit: It is not really a caudiciform! Sorry! Bit strange with that genera name.

The genera name means 'bulbous'. The species name means 'shrub'.