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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Brunsvigia orientalis
 
  
Author:  William Townsend Aiton ex Christian Frederik Ecklon 1827
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  East Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:  Pinkish-Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Candelabra Flower
Synonyms:  Brunsvigia gigantea, Heist. Brunsvigia gigantea ( Marum ) Traub 1938
   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by William Townsend Aiton ex Christian Frederik Ecklon in 1827. It is fond in East Cape og South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to 15 centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 50 centimetres height. The large flowers are pinkish-red, and emerges before the leaves. 

 Bit strange a plant from Africa is called orientalis. I heard it was because of a mix-up on Captain Cook's ship. The Australian, Oriental and African plants got mixed, and the sorting out were not perfect.