Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
coccineus
NOTES

A bulbous geophyte to 20 cm with two spreading, fleshy leaves which are often ciliate and speckled. The leaves are dry at flowering. Umbel compact or slightly spreading.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Red flowers with many stiff, leathery bracts in a compact umbel. Flower scape spotted.
Colour: Red
Common Name
Taro potato
Maartblom
Velskoenblaar
Poeierkwasblom
April fool
Misryblom
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the fynbos
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Leaves are used as an emetic for gastro-intestinal complaints
Insect sting treatments
Bruised leaves are used to treat insect stings and tick bites
Abscess treatments
A leaf poultice is used for abscesses. Also used to treat tumours and malignant growths
Toxicity
All parts of the plant are poisonous
Months
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Haemanthus. concolor
Haemanthus concolor
Haemanthus moschatus
Haemanthus splendens
Haemanthus tigrinus



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