Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
puniceus
NOTES

A bulbous geophyte to 45 cm with several erect, basally sheathing leaves which form a false stem. The leaves are bright green with many veins and undulating margins. The leaves are often dry at flowering.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Friis & Nordal
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers with more than 4 green bracts are borne in a dense head. The fruits ripen to a glossy red
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Royal paint brush
Red paint brush
Blood flower
Snake lily
Rooikwas
Seerooglelie
Skeerkwas
Paint brush
Verfkwas
Blood lily
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in dense shade in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gynaecological treatments
The bulbs are used for gynaecological complaints and are taken regularly during pregnancy
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as an emetic for gastro-intestinal complaints
Respiratory treatments
Used as an emetic to treat respiratory problems
Wound treatments
Used as poultices
Toxicity
Known to contain poisonous principles such as lycorine and haemanthine
Months
September
October
November
December
January
Synonyms for Species
Haemanthus magnificus
Haemanthus natalensis



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