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Cyrtanthus obliquus (Giant cyrtanthus, Knysna lily)

Knysnalelie [Afrikaans]; umathunga [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 obliquus (Giant cyrtanthus) Cyrtanthus obliquus (Giant cyrtanthus)
Cyrtanthus obliquus (Giant cyrtanthus) Cyrtanthus obliquus (Giant cyrtanthus)

Cyrtanthus obliquus (Giant cyrtanthus) under cultivation in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. [photos H. Robertson, Iziko ]

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 40.