Gilbert Baker, 1892
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa
||Pink - Red
Cyrtanthus balenii, Phillips, 1929
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by
John Gilbert Baker in 1892. It is found
in Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil
like sand or grit with
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow from two to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in
flowers are from pink to red.
The genera name from Greek;
Kyrtos; 'curved' and Greek; anthos; 'flower' for the curved flower
tube. The species name after E.E.
Galpin, 1858-1941, a botanical collector.
Some claims it is a winter
grower. It might just be opportunistic.