Nature's Bright Shaving Brushes - Paintbrush Lily - NZ

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

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One of the surprises of late summer, with flowerheads like bright shaving brushes popping up from underground bulbs, is Haemanthus coccineus which has a large number of variations and is one of 11 species of Haemanthus.
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Haemanthus coccineus, the Blood Flower or Paintbrush Lily, is a bulbous geophyte in the genus Haemanthus, native to Southern Africa. The generic name Haemanthus is derived from the Greek words haima for blood and anthos for flower; coccineus is the Latin word for red or scarlet. In the Afrikaans language it is known as Bergajuin, Bloedblom, and many other vernacular names. Haemanthus coccineus is widespread throughout the winter rainfall region in Southern Africa – from the southern parts of Namibia, to South Africa in the Cape Peninsula, to the Keiskamma River in the Eastern Cape. It is an adaptable species, growing in a wide range of soils derived from sandstones, quartzites, granites, shales and limestones. It will survive annual rainfall ranging from 100–1,100 millimetres (3.9–43 in). The plant adapts to a wide range of altitudes, being found from coastal dunes to 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) high mountains. It can be a ‘gregarious species’ found in clumps of hundreds, from the under the shelter of other shrubs on flat land, to in shady ravines and rock crevices. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Otago Botanical Gardens Dunedin Southland New Zealand

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