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> Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales
> Family: Amaryllidaceae > Genus:
Cedarberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo
Colin Paterson-Jones ©]
Distribution and habitat
Distribution is limited to the northern
Cedarberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa, where it is found
on sandy flats and slopes (Manning et al. 2000).
- The bulb is about 15 mm in diameter. The ovary is below
ground, which is thought to give it protection in the summer
heat (Manning et al. 2002).
- Flowers in January, at which time the leaves are dried up
(Manning et al. 2002).
- Pollinator(s) unknown?
- Two to three leaves are produced after flowering, dying back
- Fruit is a purple-coloured berry (Manning et al.
2002). The manner in which the fruit is dispersed is unknown?