Nerine filifolia Baker APNI*
Description: Bulbous perennial; bulb to 30 mm diam.
Leaves filiform, to 30 cm long, glabrous.
Inflorescence with up to 9 flowers per umbel; scape to 30 cm long; flowers dark pink in bud; tepals bright pink fading to pale pink, glabrous, recurved, to 40 mm long, margins undulate; stamens slightly longer than tepals, somewhat unequal in length, pink; anthers black at first, appearing pale yellowish when pollen is released; style shorter than stamens, pink; stigma dark pink.
Capsule reddish when mature; seeds becoming dark reddish brown.
Flowering: Summer to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely cultivated; occasionally a garden escape or naturalised, e.g. near Muswellbrook (Hunter Valley). Native to the Cape Province, South Africa.
NSW subdivisions: *CWS
See www.plantzafrica.com for further information.
Text by KL Wilson (Aug 2013)
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