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Brunsvigia marginata (Small candelabra flower)

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 > Genus: Brunsvigia

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 42.

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The Small Candelabra Flower (Brunsvigia marginata), flowering after a recent fire in the Du Toits Kloof mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Ecological interactions

Brunsvigia marginata (Small candelabra flower)
The Table Mountain Beauty butterfly (Aeropetes tulbaghia), pollinating Brunsvigia marginata after a recent fire on the Franschhoek Pass, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]