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Androcymbium dregei
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Androcymbium dregei is a small bulb that occurs from Namaqualand to the Little Karoo. It is a winter grower that prefers sheltered rocky areas although they can also grow in the open.

The somewhat bizarre flowers occur from about June to August. Plants differ somewhat from different localities. The photographs are from the Oudtshoorn district and I take it to be this species on essentially two characteristics, the style being shorter than the ovaries, and the base of the filaments being blackish and somewhat swollen.

The channelled green leaves are narrow, linear-attenuate, spreading or suberect, sometimes twisting.


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