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Haemanthus spp.

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A genus containing 22 species of deciduous or evergreen perennial bulbs in the Amaryllidaceae family native to several Southern African countries. They have strap-like leaves and dense brush-shaped umbels of small flowers, often with showy bracts, followed by fleshy fruits. Commonly known as blood lily, they are popular container and glasshouse specimens but can be grown in a rockery if in a mild climate with some shelter.
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Amaryllidaceae

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by Dee Snijman, Compton Herbarium, Kirstenbosch, August 2005. Photographs: Colin Paterson-Jones, Fernwood, Cape Town (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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