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Synonyms for Haemanthus

genus of African deciduous or evergreen bulbous herbs: blood lilies

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It is Haemanthus coccineus, considered the most unusual species of blood lily - a South African bulb.
Other South African bulbs (including corms and rhizomes) that can be grown here comprise a formidable list, including almost everything from A to Z, as follows: Agapanthus (lily-of-the-Nile), Amaryllis (naked lady), Babiana (baboon flower), Brunsvigia, Bulbinella, Chasmanthe, Clivia (Kaffir lily), Crinum, Dietes (fortnight lily), Eucomis, Freesia, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Haemanthus (blood lily), Homeria, Ixia, Lachenalia, Lapeirousia, ornamental Oxalis, Rhodohypoxis, Schizostylis, Sparaxis (harlequin flower), Streptanthera, Tritonia, Tulbaghia (society garlic), Vallota, Veltheimia, Watsonia, and Zantedeschia (calla lily).
She asks: I have been given a paint brush plant, Haemanthus albiflos.
Doublestranded anaphase chromosomes can be seen in endosperm cells of Haemanthus katharinae (Bajer, 1968; Bajer & Mole-Bajer, 1957).
The plant, a Haemanthus, grows leaves about 6 to 8 inches wide and 2 feet long, which are lost when the flower blooms.