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> Family: Amaryllidaceae > Genus:
Distribution and habitat
Recorded from Ladismith, Oudtshoorn, Still Bay
and Swellendam, all in the Western Cape, South Africa. Grows on
south-facing slopes among rocks (Manning et al. 2002).
- The bulb is about 30 mm in diameter. The ovary is below
ground, which is thought to give it protection in the summer
heat (Manning et al. 2002).
- Flowers from December to February, at which time the leaves are dried up
(Manning et al. 2002).
- Pollinator(s) unknown?
- One leaf is produced after flowering, dying back
later. It lies almost flat on the ground (Manning et al.
- Fruit is a succulent yellow-coloured berry (Manning et al.
2002). The manner in which the fruit is dispersed is unknown?