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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Cryptostephanus haemanthoides
 

Photo by John Ingram.

  
Author:  Ferdinand Albin Pax 1893
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Kenya, Tanzania
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Red - Purple
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by John Ingram.

Bulb photo from Rare Exotics.

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1893. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania, growing in almost pure grit or another well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow to five centimetres in diameter, the laves reach 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are from red to dark purple. 

 Seems to need some heat, even during the winter dormancy.

 Due to the fact the root emerges on the top of the bulb, this might not be grown as a caudiciform.

Photo by John Ingram.