Veltheimia capensis

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    Veltheimia capensis @ Kiyosumi Shirakawa
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    Veltheimia capensis @ Kiyosumi Shirakawa
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    Veltheimia capensis @ Kiyosumi Shirakawa

Basic information

Flower Name
Veltheimia capensis
Formal Name
Veltheimia capensis
Alias
sand lily, winter veltheimia
Habitat
South Africa
Morph
Semi cold years grass

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What is Veltheimia capensis

Veltheimia capensis, commonly called sand lily , is perennial plant of the departmentAsparagaceae , of the Veltheimia genus native to South Africa Western Cape Province. Wintry succulent plants in the winter long wavy fleshy leaves out, a lot of buds. Leaf length 30 cm, width is about 4 cm. Spring onto a red-brown flower stalk from the center of the leaves. Stretch racemes from the stem tip, many calyx flowers bloom in the drop-down. Floret length is about 3 cm. From the flower stamens protruding. Similar to clivia nobilis, but this species has wavy leaves, and stems are brownish.

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Asparagaceae
Genus
Veltheimia
Species
V. capensis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cylinder
Leaf type
oblong-ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
GardenPot flower
Color
Pink
Season
May
Height
30 ~ 45 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1.2

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