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Haemanthus avasmontanus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Amaryllidaceae
Scientific name  Haemanthus avasmontanus
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Amaryllidoideae
Rank  Species
Haemanthus avasmontanus
Similar  Haemanthus amarylloides, Haemanthus carneus, Haemanthus barkerae, Haemanthus sanguineus, Haemanthus coccineus

Haemanthus avasmontanus Dinter is a South African bulbous geophyte in the genus Haemanthus. It is known from the type specimens only, which were collected by Kurt Dinter on 12 February 1923 from a single locality in the Auasberge near Tigerfontein on steep, south-facing, mica schist ledges, south-east of Windhoek in central Namibia. (Snijman, 1984). Despite thorough searches by a number of field botanists, no plants have been found since.

This species produces two erect, strap-shaped leaves annually, 350–400 x 40–45 mm, smooth and soft-textured. The flowerstalk is 250–350 mm long, with a brush-like flowerhead 45 mm in diameter; the acutely tipped spathe segments or valves are about as long as the flowers. Flowers 15–20, pure white; pedicels 7–10 mm long (Snijman, 1984).

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Haemanthus avasmontanus Wikipedia


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