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Cyrtanthus contractus (Fire Lily)

Brandlelie, Vuurlelie [Afrikaans]; impingizana [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 contractus, Valley of Desolation, Camdeboo National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [images Jeff Shapiro , from iNaturalist]

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 38

See Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 56

Text by Hamish Robertson