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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

  Scadoxus puniceus
 
  
Author:  Ib Friis & Inger Nordal 1976
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  60 centimetres
Flower:  Scarlet
Reproduction:  Seeds/Onions
Pop names:  Paintbrush lily, Snake lily, isisphompho, umgola, Blood Lily, Rooikwas, Seerooglelie, Skeerkwas , Idumbe-lika-nhloyile, Idumbelentaba, isiphompo.
Synonyms:  Haemanthus puniceus, Linnaeus 1753.  Haemanthus magnificus Herb. Haemanthus natalensis Pappe ex Hook

  

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Ib Friis & Inger Nordal in 1976. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in well-drained soil with little or no sun. The onion will grow to ten centimetres, the whole plant to 60 centimetres. The flowers are scarlet, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and onions.

The name Scadoxus comes from "doxus" meaning glory or splendour, and puniceus means crimson, scarlet or purple.

These are wild ones from Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa.