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Cyrtanthus stenanthus (Long-tubed cyrtanthus, Golden star)

Ifafalelie [Afrikaans]; lepontoana, moroloanane-oa-litsoene [South Sotho]; umpimpilizi [Swazi]; impingizana encane ebomvu [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 stenanthus var. major, Mountainlands Nature Reserve, east of Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa. [images RH Archer , from iNaturalist]

Bulbs are eaten (Moteetee & van Wyk 2006).

Publications (by date)

  • Pooley, E. 1998. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. See p. 40 and p. 232.
  • Moteetee, A. and van Wyk, B-E. 2006. Sesotho names for exotic and indigenous edible plants in southern Africa. Bothalia 36(1): 25-32.