1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Cyrtanthus Aiton
      1. Cyrtanthus sanguineus (Lindl.) Walp.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Tanzania, E. Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FTEA]

    Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Bulb 2–5 cm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves linear to lanceolate, 10–40 cm. long, 0.4–2.4 cm. broad.
    Scape
    Scape 6–40 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1(–3).
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0.3–4.5 cm.
    Corolla
    Corolla pink to scarlet or orange, often tinged with green in lower part, consisting of a narrow tube, a more open oblong-campanulate to infundibuliform tube and free segments, altogether 3.5–12.5 cm. long; segments 0.5–2.3 cm. broad, acute to obtuse, often also apiculate.
    Stamens
    Filaments equal or unequal, coloured like the perianth, inserted at the same or different levels in the wider part of the perianth-tube; anthers 3–6 mm. long after dehiscence, at one or two levels.
    Seeds
    Seeds up to ± 1 cm. long.
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T3 T4 T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Sudan, Tanzania

    Cyrtanthus sanguineus (Lindl.) Walp. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10735], Tanzania 28450.000
    Galpin, E.E. [409], South Africa K000366140 Unknown type material
    Fontaine, Kenya 34235.000
    Wood, J.M. [s.n.], South Africa K000366141

    First published in Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 616 (1852)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 26: 188 (1979).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 712 (1974).
    • A.J. Jex-Blake, Some Wild Flowers of Kenya p. 122 (1948).
    • Bak. in Fl. Cap. 6: 227 (1896)
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 385 (1898).
    • Walp. in Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 616 (1853).

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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