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Cyrtanthus breviflorus (Yellow Fire Lily, Wild Crocus)

Geelvuurlelie, Wildekrokus [Afrikaans]; umpimpilizi [Swazi]; injobo, uvelabahleke [Zulu]

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: Cyrtanthus

Cyrtanthus breviflorus (Yellow Fire Lily, Wild Crocus) Cyrtanthus breviflorus (Yellow Fire Lily, Wild Crocus)
Cyrtanthus breviflorus (Yellow Fire Lily, Wild Crocus) Cyrtanthus breviflorus (Yellow Fire Lily, Wild Crocus)

Photos above: Cyrtanthus breviflorus flowering in summer, on a wet basalt rock sheet high in the mountains at Naude's Nek in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Photos above: Cyrtanthus breviflorus, Umgeni Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 232

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 94

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