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Scientific name Boophone haemanthoides
Authority F.M.Leight.
First published in J. S. African Bot. 13: 59 (1947)

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The leaves are narrow and lanceolate with a waxy texture. The plant is drought-tolerant and grows in sandy soils.

Boophone haemanthoides is a drought-tolerant plant native to Namibia and the Cape Provinces of South Africa. It has a bulb-forming herb with more than half of its scaly bulb appearing above ground. It produces a large umbel of pink flowers with narrow tepals and narrow, lanceolate leaves with a waxy texture. It grows in sandy soils and is well-adapted to dry climates.

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Language Common/alternative name
English namaqua century plant
Afrikaans kwaslelie
Afrikaans gifbol
Chinese 凤卵布风花
Chinese 巨凤之卵

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Boophone haemanthoides subsp. ernesti-ruschii (Dinter & G.M.Schulze) G.D.Duncan & C.C.Tsang Amaryllidaceae S. Africa 62. 2016 [Sep 2016]

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World Flora Online wfo-0000761941
Tropicos 100154509
The Plant List kew-300919
Open Tree Of Life 200691
NCBI Taxonomy 180134
IPNI 63531-1
iNaturalist 581227
GBIF 2854663
Freebase /m/0_g_36v
EOL 1086358
Wikipedia Boophone_haemanthoides

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