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Eucomis autumnalis

This beautiful deciduous bulb grows in large clumps. The leaves are ovoid in shape, broad, soft-textured, fleshy, with wavy edges. The inflorescence is a compact cylindrical raceme on a sturdy stalk, carrying starry yellowish-green flowers with a tuft of leaf-like bracts at the tip resembling a pineapple.

This plant is said to facilitate the rapid knitting of lacerated skin and a bulb decoction is traditionally used to deal with stomach-ache, backache, urinary problems and fevers.

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Common Name:
Pineapple flower, pineapple lily (Eng.); wildepynappel, krulkoppie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
60 cm
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Flowering Time:
December, January, February