Cyanella lutea

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Cyanella lutea
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Cyanella lutea subspecies rosea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Tecophilaeaceae
Genus: Cyanella
Species:
C. lutea
Binomial name
Cyanella lutea
L.f.

Cyanella lutea (commonly known as "Five-fingers" or "Geelraaptol") is a species of cormous herb, native to South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia, where it grows in clay-rich or loamy soils.

Description[edit]

It has a flat basal rosette (plants reach a height of 25 cm) of 4-6 lanceolate, crisped (wavy margins), ribbed leaves. The rosette of leaves usually dies off, before the flowers appear.

The yellow or pink flowers are 15mm wide and appear on a branched inflorescence in late Spring.

Subspecies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Threatened Species Programme | SANBI Red List of South African Plants". redlist.sanbi.org.
  2. ^ "Threatened Species Programme | SANBI Red List of South African Plants". redlist.sanbi.org.

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