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Cyrtanthus sanguineus

Bulbous geophyte producing one or two remarkably striking scarlet flowers on a stem up to 30cm long. These flowers are accompanied by 1 to 4 narrow, dark green, strap-like leaves. The bulbs are unexpectedly large, being 10cm in diameter when they reach flowering size.

Found from Bathurst to central KwaZulu-Natal.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Kei lily (Eng.); Keilelie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
Up to 50cm
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
February, March, January