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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Scadoxus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Amaryllidaceae

Nine species, native to Africa, with four species native to southern Africa. Bulbs can contain toxic alkaloids.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Scadoxus membranaceus (Dwarf paintbrush)

Scadoxus multiflorus (Katherine wheel, Blood flower, Fire-ball lily)

Scadoxus pole-evansii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Scadoxus puniceus (Blood lily, Snake Lily)