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Species Information

flowers    Plant/bulb/flower   
Cyrtanthus nutans R.A.Dyer
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule A
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Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN A1c Threats: Damming Distribution: Komati Bridge, Magwya Farm area, between Piggs Peak and Mbabane

Regional distribution:
Localised in northern Kwazulu Natal and Swaziland

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyrtanthus nutans - Slender, leafless at time of flowering, a few cm high; bracts very narrow, membranous. Flowers one or two, nodding, stalks of unequal length, longest up to 3 cm long. Perianth yellow, funnel-shaped from very short tubular base, up to 3 cm long, segments about same length on expanded part of tube, tapering to sharp points.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.