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Cyrtanthus wellandii

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 wellandii Cyrtanthus wellandii
Cyrtanthus wellandii flowering in summer near Jeffreys Bay along the Eastern Cape coast, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Bulbs are eaten (Moteetee & van Wyk 2006).

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