Red Cyrtanthus mackenii

Cameron McMaster
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 21:35:07 PDT
Dear all

Cyrtanthys brachycyphus is bright red and grows in similar habitats as Cyrtanthyus mackenii in the Eastern Cape  (stream sides in riverine forest).  It has similar leaves to C. mackenii and also develops many offsets so is easy to multiply.  It can easily be confused with mackenii but the flowers are slightly different shape and it flowers a few months later.  My experience with wild populations in the Eastern Cape is that C. mackenii is always bright yellow.  I have not seen other colour forms in wild poipulations in the region. 

Cameron McMaster
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