Cyrtanthus breviflorus Harv.

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Cyrtanthus breviflorus

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Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Anoiganthus luteus Baker
Common names: Wild crocus (English) Yellow fire lily (English)
Status: Native
Small perennial, less than 30 cm, growing from bulbs. Leaves strap-shaped, c. 25 cm, mostly absent, sometimes present at time of flowering. Flowers 1-10, bright yellow with a short tube and spreading lobes.
Derivation of specific name: breviflorus: short flowers
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Brithys crini (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Friday 9 March 2007

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 200 - 201. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyrtanthus breviflorus
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West African Plants database: Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyrtanthus breviflorus., retrieved 29 May 2016

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