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Brunsvigia bosmaniae
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape: Northern Cape:


Brunsvigia bosmaniae grows in the winter rainfall region of Southern Africa and is found on open flats and rocky outcropings. The bulbs occur from Namaqualand and Western Karoo to the Roggeveld.

The beautiful blooms appear during autumn when little else is flowering in the veld.

The bulbs have been traditionally used for their effects on the central nervous system and other medicinal purposes. Brunsvigias, like all the other genera of Amaryllidaceae, can be be extremely poisonous.

The plants are winter growers and rest during the hot summer months. The bulbs should be planted just under the ground in a well drained soil.

Included are images of plants flowering in the Tanqua Karoo. The flowers come in different shades of pink, including whitish pink and reddish pink.


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