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Boesmangifbol / Bushman Poison Bulb

Boophone disticha


Boophone disticha is a large bulbous plant with attractive, distinctive leaves which spread into an erect fan when they develop after flowering.


It is widespread throughout South Africa in a very wide range of habitats, from the winter rainfall region of the Western Cape through the dry Karoo to the moist summer rainfall grassland regions, where it occurs from sea level to fairly high altitudes in mountainous regions.


English: Bushman Poison Bulb; Century Plant; Sore-eye Flower Afrikaans: Boesmangifbol; Perdespook; Seeroogblom IsiXhosa: Incwadi; Incotho IsiZulu: Incwadi; Incotho ; Ibhade Sesotho: Kxutsana-ya-naha; Leshoma Setswana: Leshoma IsiNdebele: Incoto siSwati: Incumbe

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Johan Heyns
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Johan Heyns

Mogale City Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 8, 2014
Submitted on Nov 9, 2014

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