L., Sp. Pl. 293 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Belladonna lily.
Bulb ovoid, c. 10 cm long; leaves 30-45 cm long, 12-20 mm broad, distichous at first but becoming spiral.
Scape stout, slightly compressed, 40-80 cm high, with 6-12 pinkish or less often whitish flowers in the umbel; spathe bracts papery, ovate-triangular, broad at the base, c. 5-7 cm long; pedicels 2.5-4 cm long; perianth tube c. 10 mm long, the lobes 6.5-8.5 cm long, 12-18 mm broad; filaments shorter than the lobes; anthers yellow, c. 3 cm long, often arched.
Rice & Compton (1950) Wildflowers of the Cape of Good Hope, pl. 227.
S.Aust.: FR, NL, YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.
Flowering time: Feb. — April.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Commonly grown as an ornamental and occurring in a range of forms.
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