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March lily / Maartblom

Amaryllis belladona


The bulb is typically large, brown and rounded and has a moderate growth rate. The large clusters of scented, trumpet-shaped pink or white flowers are carried on a long purplish-red and green stem appearing 50cm above the soil. Up to twelve flowers are produced from the flowering stem. These flowers are 10cm long and apically flare open about 8cm. Protruding from each flower is a long upturned style amongst a group of large curved anthers. The anthers are black and shiny at first, but split open to reveal masses of sticky white pollen. The inflorescence tends to face the direction that receives the most sun. Although most flowers are pale pink, white and dark pink forms occur.


Grows in the South Western Cape.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Belladonna or Maartlelie
Amaryllis Belladonna and from the Amaryllidaceae familie Amaryllis

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1 Comment

CorneliaSchlechter 4 years ago

Maartblom (Brunsvigia bosmania) is another flower but same amaryllidaceae familie. The Belladonna you wil get from Clanwilliam to George. Not only Southern West coast but also western Western Cape.

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Drakenstein Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

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