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Haemanthus sanguineus (April fool)

Veldskoenblaar, Misryer, Brandlelie [Afrikaans]

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: Haemanthus

Haemanthus sanguineus, Greyton Commonage, Western Cape, South Africa. [image Stuart Shearer , from iNaturalist]

Haemanthus sanguineus, inland from Scarborough on M65, Table Mountain National Park, Western Cape, South Africa. [image Marie Viljoen , from iNaturalist; see also 66squarefeet.blogspot.com]

Haemanthus sanguineus, De Hoek, Groot Swartberg, Western Cape, South Africa. [image Di Turner , from iNaturalist]

Haemanthus sanguineus (April fool)

Haemanthus sanguineus in fruit and leaf with Oxalis purpurea flowering in autumn in recently burnt lowland fynbos between Wolseley and Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Haemanthus sanguineus (April fool)

Haemanthus sanguineus in leaf in spring after a summer fire in the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Publications

  • Mustart, P., Cowling, R. & Albertyn, J. 1997. Southern Overberg. South African Wild Flower Guide 8. Botanical Society of Southern Africa, Kirstenbosch. See p. 70.
  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 1996. West Coast. South African Wild Flower Guide 7. Botanical Society of Southern Africa, Kirstenbosch. See p. 46.