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Kniphofia pauciflora (Dainty poker)

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: Xanthorrhoeaceae > Genus: Kniphofia

Kniphofia pauciflora in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Used to occur in moist sites in grassland in the Durban vicinity but now thought to be extinct in the wild.