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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Tanzania, E. Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulb 2–5 cm. in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to lanceolate, 10–40 cm. long, 0.4–2.4 cm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 6–40 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1(–3).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0.3–4.5 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds up to ± 1 cm. long.
Distribution
K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T3 T4 T6 T8

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
Fontaine, Kenya 34235.000
Wood, J.M. [s.n.], South Africa K000366141
Galpin, E.E. [409], South Africa K000366140 Unknown type material

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

  • 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).
  • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 26: 188 (1979).
  • Walp. in Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 616 (1853).

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