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Flame lily

Gloriosa superba

Description:

Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. They are tender, tuberous rooted deciduous perennials, adapted to summer rainfall with a dormant dry season.

Habitat:

Their native range is Africa, Southeastern Asia and parts of Malaysia, but they are now widely cultivated.

Notes:

Nice looking flowers. Looks like a picture of burning flame.

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7 Comments

Nadi88
Nadi88 5 years ago

Wow! Want this plant for my garden (if i had one ><)

Krishnendu Guin
Krishnendu Guin 5 years ago

Gloriosa produces colchicin, which disrupts cell division by disintegrating microtubules, and thereby hindering segregation of chromosomes. In that sense it may be called toxic or carcinogenic.

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 5 years ago

this plant has surely got beautiful flower. but its described as highly toxic.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 5 years ago

I've seen these flowers here in Portugal too, but rarely. They are amazing. A great spotting!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 5 years ago

gloriosa superba.....

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 5 years ago

thank you alot dandoucette for the identification. :)

Hubballi, Goa, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 14, 2011

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