Jacq., Collect. 4:162 (1791).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial 20-60 cm high; corm 2-4 cm diam.; leaves 4-7, sword-shaped, 12-40 cm long, 5-15 mm wide, flat, glabrous with a prominent mid-vein.
Spike bent or arching, one-sided, 3-8-flowered; spathe bracts narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, 4-7 cm long; flowers funnel-shaped, deep-pink; perianth tube largely enclosed by the spathe, curved, 3-5 cm long, confluent with the lobes; perianth lobes all ovate, subacute to acute, 3-5 cm long, subequal or the lower 3 slightly shorter; anthers 5-8 mm long, purple; style branches spathulate, exceeding the anthers.
A former garden plant persisting in cemeteries and on roadsides.
S.Aust.: SL. Native to South Africa.
Flowering time: Dec.
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