Have you seen this flower?

2015-04-29 14:17

THIS stunning flower is threatened as they are harvested for traditional medicine use.

The Amaryllidaceae Clivia Gardenia­ is found from the Ngome Forest to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

The leaves are bright green, in a compact clump at the base.

Flowers are hanging and tubular, varying from yellow to brownish red, usually orange-red with green tips, curved and not drooping.

The plant flowers from May to July. Fruit berries are more long than broad and one or two-seeded.

If you have seen this plant, please contact Suvarna Parbhoo, Crew programme - KZN node manager on s.parbhoo@sanbi.org.za

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