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Cyrtanthus tuckii (Green-tipped fire lily)

Brandlelie [Afrikaans]; umpimpilizi [Swazi]; isiwesa [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 tuckii var. transvaalensis, R103 NW of Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa. [image Georg Fritz , from iNaturalist]

Cyrtanthus tuckii var. transvaalensis, R103 NW of Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa. [image Georg Fritz , from iNaturalist]

Cyrtanthus tuckii var. tuckii next to R38, east of Carolina, Mpumalanga, South Africa. [image Judd Kirkel , from iNaturalist]

Publications (by date)

  • van Wyk B, Malan S. 1997. Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld. 2nd edition. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. See p. 190.
  • Pooley E. 1998. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. See p. 40.

Text by Hamish Robertson