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Eucomis pallidiflora

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Asparagaceae
Rank  Species
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Scilloideae
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Similar  Eucomis montana, Eucomis vandermerwei, Eucomis comosa, Eucomis autumnalis, Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis pallidiflora (giant pineapple lily) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to South Africa. It is a bulbous perennial growing to 45–75 cm (18–30 in) tall, with a basal rosette of strap-shaped leaves, bearing 45–75 cm (18–30 in) long racemes of greenish-white flowers in late summer.

The Latin specific epithet pallidiflora means "pale flowered".

The plant is not frost-hardy, and requires a winter mulch in those areas subject to freezing temperatures. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Two subspecies are recognized by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families:

  • E. pallidiflora subsp. pallidiflora
  • E. pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii (N.E.Br.) Reyneke ex J.C.Manning, formerly treated as a separate species E. pole-evansii
  • References

    Eucomis pallidiflora Wikipedia


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