Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Haemanthus
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
albiflos
NOTES

A bulbous geophyte to 30 cm with 2-6 prostrate, spreading leaves which are hairy.


AUTHORITY
Jacq.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers with thin textured, green-veined bracts are borne in a compact head. The fruits are conspicuous scarlet berries
Colour: White
Common Name
April fool
Poeierkwas
White powder puff
Habitat
NOTES: Particularly common along the banks of the Geelhout in the shade of the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Respiratory treatments
The bulbs are used for respiratory complaints. Known to contain poisonous principles but the leaves and bulbs have an antiviral action
Months
April
May
June
July
August
Synonyms for Species
Haemanthus albomaculatus



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