African Plant Database

Cyrtanthus sanguineus (Lindl.) Walp.
Protologue : Ann. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 3: 616 (1853) 
Information on the genus : Cyrtanthus
Basionym : Gastronema sanguineum Lindl.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyrtanthus sanguineus (Lindl.) Walp. subsp. sanguineus
 Gastronema sanguineum Lindl. (1848)
Taxon infra-specific
Cyrtanthus sanguineus (Lindl.) Walp. subsp. sanguineus
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. minor Nordal (1979)
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. ballyi Nordal (1979)
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. wakefieldii (Sealy) Nordal (1979)
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. salmonoides (P.R.O. Bally & S. Carter) Nordal (1979)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with ovoid bulb 2-5 Ø; leaves linear
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Ecology : Sandy soils in deciduous woodland; rocky slopes; grassland; black cotton soil in open grassland, often with Acacia drepanolobium; Loudetia arundinacea grassland with scattered trees, recently burnt; hillsides among boulders; 1300-2800 m alt.
  Comprises 5 subspp. (see Enum. 3: 85, 1995), but subsp. sanguineus only in S. Africa.
  S. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°175391 modified 2009-08-27
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